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Christine C. Ewell

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Christine C. Ewell
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Current Court Information:
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Office 110
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Active:   2010-2019
Past post:   Criminial division chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
Past term:   2007-2010
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Texas A & M University
Law School:   Harvard University
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Los Angeles County Superior Court
State:  California

Christine E. Ewell is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 30, 2010. Ewell's current term expires in 2019.[1][2]


Ewell received her bachelor's degree from Texas A & M University in 1983 and her J.D. from Harvard University in 1986.[1]


  • 2010-2019: Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
  • 2007-2010: Criminial division chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 2004-2007: Major frauds section chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 2002-2004: Special assistant to U.S. attorney Debra Wong Yang, United States Department of Justice
  • 1997-2000: Lawyer, O'Melveny and Myers LLP
  • 1990-1991: Assistant U.S. attorney, United States Department of Justice[1]

2012 election

Ewell ran for re-election to the superior court in 2012. As an unopposed incumbent, her name did not appear on the ballot. After the primary election, Ewell was automatically re-elected.[3]

See also: California judicial elections, 2012

Notable cases

Argument over dog waste leads to allegations of battery

Judge Ewell is presiding over the trial of fellow judge Craig Richman, who is facing a charge of battery for allegedly pushing a woman who wouldn't clean up her dog's waste.

Connie Romero was walking her dogs outside of Richman's home on July 18, 2013. She had placed a bag of dog waste outside the house right as Richman was pulling up in his car. After he asked her to pick it up, a heated argument began. Though the specific details are unclear, the city attorney's office, which is prosecuting Judge Richman, stated, "The defendant allegedly pushed her from behind, causing her to fall to the ground, allegedly striking her face on the sidewalk… and was later treated for injuries."[4]

Romero has also admitted to throwing the bag into Richman's car and telling him to throw it away himself.[4] Richman said he pushed the woman after she did this, yelled expletives at him, and pushed him first.[5]

Richman was acquitted of the charge of battery on February 6, 2014.[6]

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