Lunch With The Los Angeles County Probate Judges-2018

On March 20, 2018, Judges of the Probate Court for Los Angeles County discussed the current state of the Probate Court and addressed issues and concerns affecting the Court, the courtroom transitions, modernizing the system to benefit litigants, and  other questions submitted by Beverly Hills Bar Association Member from the Trust and Estates Section members. Judges from the Los Angeles Superior Court (Probate Division) expected in attendance were: Hon. Elizabeth Lippitt, Hon. Mary Thornton House, Hon. Barbara Johnson, Hon. David J. Cowan (presiding Judge), Hon. Clifford L. Klein , and Hon. Lesley C. Green (retired).

Overall a very informative presentation in an informal lunch format that was attended by firm partner and trust litigator, Yasha Bronshteyn, at Lawry’s of Beverly Hills.

Judicial Assignment for Los Angeles County Probate Judges as of April 2018:

Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012








3 Supervising Judge

David J. Cowan

Trial and MSC Courtroom 2nd Floor
4 Commissioner

Brenda Penny

Wednesday Trial Date

(To receive Dept. 57 Case Inventory)

2nd Floor
5 Judge Maria E.


Monday Trial Date 2nd Floor
5 Judge Marvin Lager  MSC’s 2nd Floor


Judge Clifford L. Klein Tuesday Trial Date  

2nd Floor



Judge Barbara R.


Wednesday Trial Date 2nd Floor
29 Judge Mary Thornton-House Monday and Tuesday Trial Dates 2nd Floor
67 Judge Daniel Juarez Tuesday Trial Date 6th Floor
79 Judge Elizabeth


Monday Trial Date 6th Floor
99 Judge Robert Wada Wednesday Trial Date

(Inventory to Stay)

6th Floor
2D Judge Gus May Effective May 14, 2018 Thursday Trial Date

(New Case Inventory)

6th Floor

Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley, 42011 4th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534



Commissioner Scott

J. Nord


Thursdays Only


3rd Floor


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