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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 150

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Manuel Alejandro Almada

Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
812,706 votes (52.21%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fair and accurate application of the law
  • Provide the public with a safe and respectful opportunity to be heard
  • Make legal decisions with compassion and efficiency

Experience

Experience

Profession:Deputy District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office (2013–current)
Deputy District Attorney, Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office (2010–2013)
Deputy City Prosecutor, Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office (2007–2010)

Education

Whittier Law School Juris Doctorate, Law (2006)
University of Southern California Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2003)

Biography

Manuel was born in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico and like far too many, was raised by a single mother.  Through his mother, he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. 

These lessons served him well.  Manuel worked at a restaurant as a food server while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in political science, and a minor in psychology, from the University of Southern California. 

Manuel went on to obtain a law degree from Whittier Law School.  At Whittier, Manuel completed law school as part of an accelerated program in 2 1/2 years, graduating with honors, cum laude. 

After passing the California Bar Exam on his first attempt, Manuel joined the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office as a Deputy City Prosecutor.  There, he focused on quality of life issues affecting the residents of Long Beach.

Manuel then served the people of Santa Barbara County as a Deputy District Attorney.  There, he prosecuted complex major fraud cases, as well as serious and violent felonies.

Since 2013, Manuel has served the people of Los Angeles County as a Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 

Manuel is currently assigned to the prestigious Victim Impact Program, where he prosecutes sex crimes and serious domestic violence cases. 

Throughout his career, Manuel has prosecuted some of the most violent crimes, including: murder, child sexual assault, adult sexual assault, child physical abuse, elder abuse, gang violence, and domestic violence.

Manuel has handed 65 jury trials and has appellate experience as well as juvenile justice experience. 

Recently, Manuel commented: “I believe that my background and legal experience will serve me well in sitting as a fair and effective judge of the superior court.  To do so, it is paramount that everyone be treated with respect, and that the courts serve our diverse communities with fairness and compassion.” 

Manuel is married and has two young children.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Hon. Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • Hon. Steve Cooley, Former Los Angeles County District Attorney (2000-2012)
  • Hon. Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara County District Attorney

Organizations (2)

  • Association of Deputy District Attorneys
  • Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs

Elected Officials (19)

  • Hon. Mark Arnold, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Joseph Brandolino, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Troy Davis, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Gregory Dohi, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Thomas Rubinson, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Shellie Samuels, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Emily Spear, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Frank Tavelman, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. David Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Jesse Rodriguez, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Carol Najera, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Terrance Lewis, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Mark Kim, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Alan Honeycutt, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Martin Herscovitz, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Michael Jesic, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Eric Harmon, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Christopher Frisco, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge
  • Hon. Karla Kerlin, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge

Individuals (1)

  • Hon. Stephen Foley, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Commissioner

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