Gov. Brown appoints Iwasaki to LA County Superior Court


Bruce Iwasaki. photo courtesy of Lim Ruger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Edmund (Jerry) G. Brown Jr. announced May 18 the appointment of Bruce G. Iwasaki, along with several other appointees, to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Iwasaki, 61, of Los Angeles, has been a partner at Lim Ruger and Kim LLP since 2006.

According to the firm, Iwasaki has handled commercial and tort litigation in both state and federal courts, as a trial attorney.

Prior to joining the firm, Iwasaki served as the executive director at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

He served as an associate at O’Melveny and Myers LLP from 1988 to 1997. From 1980 to 1988, he served in multiple positions at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, including senior counsel and staff attorney.

He was a staff attorney at San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services from 1976 to 1980.

Iwasaki earned a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

According to Lim Ruger and Kim, Iwasaki has received many honors, including the Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Loren Miller Legal Services Award, the State Bar’s highest honor.

He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position.

Iwasaki is a Democrat.

The compensation for each position is $178,789.

The other appointees are Debra A. Cole, Halim Dhanidina, Peter A. Hernandez, H. Clay Jacke II, Virginia Keeny, David B. Walgren and Jeffrey K. Winikow.

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