For Los Angeles
Superior Court Judge
Seat #16



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  • Senior criminal prosecutor
  • Prosecuted thousands of cases:
    including serious violent crimes, vehicular manslaughter, criminal threats, and sexual assault crimes
  • Partner at premier international law firm
  • Extensive and varied civil litigation experience
  • Respected by her peers
  • Reputation for fairness, work ethic and integrity
  • Unparalleled breadth of legal experience


"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 two candidates for judicial office No. 16]"

- Los Angeles Times, Judicial Endorsements, May 12, 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."

- Hon. Steve Cooley - Former District Attorney for Los Angeles County

“Redondo Beach Senior Deputy Prosector 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, May 16, 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


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If Elected...

I will use my 23 years of experience across the criminal and civil court systems to bring valuable perspective to the bench.

In my many years as a prosecutor, I have sometimes had to administer justice harshly to protect society. Judges must also be tough on criminals to protect society from criminal predators. That will be my top priority.  But sometimes a judge (or prosecutor) must understand and appreciate individual circumstances. At times, justice and the law calls for mercy.

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, regardless of their personal opinions. 

I am honored and energized to have the opportunity to seek such an important position. Los Angeles County deserves to have judges who are experienced, trusted, balanced, and dedicated to equal access to justice for all.

I ask for your support and vote.


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