Edelman Children’s Court Judges – DCFS Judges

DCFS Court Monterey Park

This is a list of judges at the Edelman Court in Monterey Park, California (as of May 2016). The list changes from time to time. You should check with the courthouse for the most up-to-date list of Courthousejudges. These people are the ones you may reside over your case. They will hear all sides and make their decision. These are the judges who are assigned to DCFS related cases. If you have a court case at the Edelman Court house we highly recommend you work with an Attorney who has experience with Family Law.

And know that the information handled in these cases can be extremely sensitive. You should work with your Attorney to better understand which information you can and cannot share, even with others involved in the case.

Note there is a difference between a Judge, an Assigned Judge, a Referee, and a Commissioner.

  • Judge: Judges can be appointed by the Governor or elected into their office by the public.

  • Assigned Judge: Typically retired judges who can be brought back to preside over cases.

  • Referee: Appointed by the presiding judge to hear cases assigned to them. They have the same powers and authority as a Juvenile Court Judge. They are considered employees of the Court.

  • Commissioner: Elected by the Superior Court Judges. They are considered employees of the Court.

Note this list is current as of August 2019 and provided via Lacourt.org. Please check with the Edelman Courthouse for the most up-to-date information on judges.

If you have a case in front of any of these judges contact an attorney to discuss your case, and make sure they have appeared before or know about these Judges. Each one may handle their cases differently.

Adams, Rashida A.Judge423(323) 307-8023
Arakaki, AkemiJudge414(323) 307-8014
Barnes, Craig S.Judge405(323) 307-8005
Bianco, D. BrettJudge416(323) 307-8016
Blackshaw, Julie FoxJudge400(323) 307-8030
Blackwell, Nichelle L.Commissioner406(323) 307-8006
Brackelmanns, Lisa A.Commissioner409(323) 307-8009
Byrdsong, KristenCommissioner422(323) 307-8022
Castro, EmmaCommissioner415(323) 307-8015
Cortez, Annabelle G.Judge412(323) 307-8012
Diaz, Rudolph A.Judge419(323) 307-8019
Downing, Marguerite D.Judge407(323) 307-8007
Greenberg, Victor H.Judge400(323) 307-8030
Helton, Sabina A.Judge403(323) 307-8003
Kelly, Mary E.Judge411(323) 307-8011
Losnick, Debra L.Judge400(323) 307-8030
Marpet, Stephen C.Commissioner410(323) 307-8010
Matthews, Martha A.Judge424
Navarro, Pete R.Commissioner413(323) 307-8013
Nelson, Jean M.Judge402(323) 307-8002
Nguyen, Kim L.Judge401(323) 307-8001
Padilla, SteffCommissioner421(323) 307-8021
Ramirez, Nancy A.Judge418(323) 307-8018
Seng, Jana M.Judge420(323) 307-8020
Soto, Philip L.Judge408(323) 307-8008
Stone, Natalie P.Judge409(323) 307-8009
Trendacosta, Anthony A.Judge400(323) 307-8030
Viramontes, Victor G.Judge425(323) 307-8083
Whitaker, Michael E.Judge417(323) 307-8017
Zeidler, Daniel ZekeJudge404(323) 307-8004

Contact Sherman & Fung today if you need help with a family law matter!