Who is Sydne Jane Michel?
Sydne Jane Michel was born in Modesto California. She moved to Ithaca, New York with her family as a very young child. A few years later she landed back in West Los Angeles to attend elementary school. She has lived in California all of her adult life.
Sydne is currently the Senior Deputy City Prosecutor for the cities of Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. She has served as a criminal prosecutor for over ten years, and prosecuted thousands of cases during that time. She is highly regarded as an exceptionally well-skilled trial lawyer, and trains and coaches other lawyers in mastering trial advocacy.
Sydne is uniquely qualified to serve as a Judge because in addition to her years of experience working as a criminal prosecutor, she has also worked as a civil litigator and criminal defense attorney. For over ten years she worked at one of the most respected and largest law firms in the country; Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She was made a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and was honored by being given the position as Chair of the pro bono program there. This position gave her the opportunity to provide free legal assistant to the less fortunate.
All of these experiences have given Sydne a well-balanced perspective on the legal and criminal justice system, and will make her a tough but fair Judge who will work hard to keep society safe.
Sydne graduated cum laude and with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She graduated, again with honors, from Loyola Law School in 1995.
Sydne has been married to Chuck Michel for 20 years. Together they have two children.
Sydne has retained David Gould as her campaign consultant and treasurer.