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"Michel is a seasoned Redondo Beach prosecutor who has the presence to command a courtroom while still respecting the lawyers appearing before her. She is a better choice than [the other candidate for judicial office No. 16]."

- Los Angeles Times, Judicial Endorsements, May 12, 2018

“Redondo Beach Senior Deputy Prosecutor Sydne Jane Michel stands out in this race. Intelligent, poised, and straight-to-the-point, she would excel as a judge.”

- Metropolitan News-Enterprise, Los Angeles, (the trade newspaper specifically for Los Angeles lawyers),May 16, 2018

“Sydne Michel will be a true asset to the bench. Based upon her extensive experience as a civil attorney and prosecutor, I am proud to endorse her and to give her my vote.”

— Honorable Steve Cooley, Former District Attorney for Los Angeles County, 2000-2012

“Sydne is one of the brightest attorneys that I have ever worked with. She is an excellent trial lawyer and a fabulous writer. I have been Sydne’s supervisor both in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and at the Redondo Beach City Prosecutor’s Office. She is a tireless worker and loves to work on difficult cases. She also quickly solves difficult legal issues.”

— Steve Kay, Former Los Angeles Senior Deputy District Attorney, Famous as Co-prosecutor of Charles Manson. Currently a Prosecution and Trial Advocacy Consultant.  

"A great person and strong Prosecutor!   She will make a great judge.   We have battled in Court against each other.  She shows everyone dignity and respect while fighting hard for justice. Not once did she ever hold it against my client.   In fact, she always tried to understand my position and why I was fighting so hard.  She is a very strong prosecutor that does what she thinks is right.  Please vote for her!'

— Mark J. Haushalter, criminal defense attorney, Okabe & Haushalter

 “We decry the duplicity on the part of the Los Angeles city attorney and, of course, the role played by [Ms. Michel’s opponent in this election] in the campaign chicanery. Our endorsement in the primary went to Michel. We are now all the more convinced that she is the better candidate—by far the better candidate. Michel possesses dignity, intelligence, and integrity.

- Metropolitan News-Enterprise, “Viewpoint”, (the daily trade newspaper specifically for Los Angeles lawyers), August 21, 2018

“Sydne Jane Michel respects the rule of law and the constitution and understands the need to be fair but tough on violent criminals. She will help keep our streets safer.”

— Los Angeles Police Protective League

“I contacted (Sydne) to ask for help on a case she had prosecuted. Although a complete stranger, she went above and beyond to help me. The information she supplied was detailed, and exactly what I needed. Although she had a large caseload, she checked back to ensure I had what I needed. I was, and am, very impressed with her legal and strategic insight.”

— Wendy Wildus



For Los Angeles
Superior Court Judge
Seat #16




IF ELECTED, I will use my real world experience as an actor, my 23 years of legal experience across the criminal and civil court systems, to bring valuable perspective to the bench, and to keep society safe.

I have been a criminal prosecutor working in court every day for the last twelve years. I’ve also worked for over ten years as a criminal defense attorney and as a civil litigator at one of the largest and most respected law firms in the nation, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. In recognition of my good work there, I earned a position as a Partner of the law firm. These varied experiences, combined with my early experiences as a professional actor have given me a unique and broad perspective and insight into all aspects of the operation of both the criminal and civil courts and the practice of law at the highest levels of expertise.  Very few candidates have that breadth of legal experience.

I believe that a judge should not legislate from the bench, nor let politics or bias influence judicial decision making. Judges enforce the law, and must respect the constitution as written, regardless of their personal opinions.

I ask you to join with the prestigious and knowledgeable groups and individuals who have interviewed me, studied my credentials, and chosen me as their recommended candidate. I ask that you give me your support and your vote on November 6, 2018.

Thank you for your consideration.

– Sydne Jane Michel


Unmatched Experience and Credentials


·  Unique, extensive, and exceptionally broad-based legal and “real world” experience
·  Senior criminal prosecutor with over a decade of experience in court every day
·  Endorsed from across the political spectrum and respected for her fairness, work ethic and integrity
·  Prosecuted thousands of cases, including serious violent crimes and sexual assaults
·  Former Partner at prestigious international law firm where she gained extensive and varied complex civil litigation experience
·  Trial advocacy instructor, mentor, teacher, community volunteer, and advocate for the underprivileged
·  Outstanding educational achievements
·  Self-made career woman and devoted mother


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