Los Angeles Superior Court: 400 judges serving 10 million constituents
Apr 13, 2018
Judge Amy D. Hogue @Shutters
Los Angeles Superior Court: 400 judges serving 10 million constituents

Judge Hogue was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Gray Davis in 2002.  She presently presides in one of three writs and receivers courts in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.  Writs and receivers judges handle emergency applications for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for 45 downtown civil courts.  They are also empowered to issue writs of mandate compelling city, county and state agencies to comply with the law.  In that capacity, they hear challenges to land use decisions, CEQA approvals, AQMD and Regional Water Board decisions, revocations of medical and professional licenses, discipline imposed on police and other government employees, and university student expulsions.  They also adjudicate disputes among branches of the state, county and local governments.    

In 2016, Judge Hogue sat on assignment in the California Court of Appeal where she authored 26 opinions. Before sitting on assignment, Judge Hogue presided in a complex litigation court, adjudicating mass torts, class actions, construction defects, insurance coverage disputes and other cases involving multiple parties or complicated issues.  She began her judicial career presiding over criminal cases. 

Judge Hogue earned her J.D. with Honors from Duke University School of Law, serving on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.  Before law school, Judge Hogue was a graduate fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and studied at Cambridge University, England, on a Fulbright Scholarship.  A native of Western Pennsylvania, Judge Hogue earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University.  She was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop and co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property group when she was appointed to the bench.