Hon. Gabriel A. Gutierrez (Ret.)

Profile

Education

  • 1964 University of Santa Clara School of Law, J.D.
  • 1960 University of Santa Clara, B.A.

Professional Experience

  • 1965 – 1968 U.S. Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles
  • 1968 – 1969 Trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 – 1972 Partner, Sillas & Castillo, specializing in construction, mechanic’s liens, stop notices and bond actions
  • 1972 – 1977 Elected Commission/Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1977 – 1979 Appointed Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District
  • 1979 – 1997 Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • 1981 – 1984 Supervising Judge Northeast Juvenile Justice Center
  • 1985 – 1987 Presiding Judge, Los Angeles County Juvenile Court
  • 1987 – 1997 LASC Central, assigned to Civil Trial Calendar
    Also served on assignment, California State Court of Appeals, 2nd District

Past & Present Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mexican-American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judge Association
  • California Judges Association, serving as Chairman Juvenile Courts Committee 1983
  • Board of Directors of the Western Center on Law and Poverty
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Board of the National Association for People with Disabilities
  • Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Easter Seal Society, past member
  • Board of Directors, South Pasadena Little League
  • Member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Executive Committee 1984 – 1987
  • California Judges Association Executive Board, 1989 – 1992

Awards

  • Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund Achievement Award 1975
  • San Gabriel Valley Hispanic Leaders Award 1980 & 1983
  • Mexican-American Bar Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession and Mexican-American Community 1980
  • Constitution Rights Foundation Judge of the Year 1986
  • Award of Honor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 1987
  • Pasadena Bar Association Judge of the Year 1995
  • CAALA Alfred J. McCourtney Memorial Trial Judge of the Year 1998

Teaching, Lectures and Panels

  • Chairman, California Judges Association Juvenile Court Institute 1985
  • Chairman, California Judges Association, Juvenile Courts Committee 1983
  • Lecturer, California Juvenile Court Institute and Family Law Symposium
  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California (Domestic Relations)
  • Panelist at various law related institutes and conferences. Guest speaker at a variety of community affair conferences.

Representative Cases