The Probate Court in Los Angeles serves $10,000,000 residents, and currently has 9 judges serving Los Angeles County. Each year approximately 16,000 new cases get filed in the Los Angeles Superior Probate Court. The departments handling probate, also handle trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, elder restraining orders, and elder financial abuse.
These probate department judicial assignments are current as of November 2018.
Department 2D: Judge Gus May
Department 3: Judge David Cowan
Department 4: Judge Brenda Penny
Department 5: Judge Michael Small
Department 9: Judge Clifford Klein
Department 11: Judge Barbara Johnson
Department 67: Judge Daniel Juarez
Department 79: Judge Paul Suzuki
Department 99: Judge Robert Wada
What is the status of electronic filing in Los Angeles Probate Court? Electronic filing for attorneys has greatly improved, though the court is very behind in issuing orders. The average time to set a case for a hearing is 70 days, and the average turn around for orders is 3-4 weeks. Minute orders, and probate and trust documents are now electronically available to attorneys. For more information about the probate court in LA County, contact us. Call us with of your probate questions in LA County and in San Fernando Valley.