List of Dependency Court Judges

This is a list of judges at the Edelman Court in Monterey Park, California. Monterey Park is located in East Los Angeles. These are the men and women who reside over DCFS cases including those cases involving allegations child abuse or child neglect.

Please note – if you are being accused of child abuse or neglect contact an Attorney immediately. These allegations are taken extremely seriously.

And if you know a child who is being abused please contact the Child Protection hotline immediately. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

  • Toll-free within California, phone (800) 540-4000

  • If calling from outside of California, phone (213) 639-4500

  • TDD [Hearing Impaired] (800) 272-6699

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 October 2017 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 ask if they have appeared before or know about these Judges. Each Judge may handle different types of cases differently.

NAME

TITLE

LOCATION

DEPT

PHONE

Arakaki, Akemi

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

416

(323) 307-8016

Blackshaw, Julie Fox

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

412

(323) 307-8012

Blackwell, Nichelle L.

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

406

(323) 307-8006

Byrdsong, Kristen

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

422

(323) 307-8022

Castro, Emma

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

415

(323) 307-8015

Diaz, Rudolph A.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

419

(323) 307-8019

Downing, Marguerite D.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

407

(323) 307-8007

Draper, Robert S.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

411

(323) 307-8011

Greenberg, Victor H.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

420

(323) 307-8020

Henry, Margaret S.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

418

(323) 307-8018

Jaskol, Lisa R.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

402

(323) 307-8002

Levanas, Michael I.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

400

(323) 307-8030

Losnick, Debra L.

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

403

(323) 307-8003

Marpet, Stephen C.

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

410

(323) 307-8010

Menetrez, Frank J.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

405

(323) 307-8005

Navarro, Pete R.

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

413

(323) 307-8013

Nguyen, Kim L.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

401

(323) 307-8001

Padilla, Steff

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

421

(323) 307-8021

Soto, Philip L.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

408

(323) 307-8008

Stone, Natalie P.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

409

(323) 307-8009

Sullivan, Teresa

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

417

(323) 307-8017

Trendacosta, Anthony A.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

400

(323) 307-8030

Wada, Robert S.

Commissioner

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

424

Wayser, Joshua D.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

423

(323) 307-8023

Whitaker, Michael E.

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

414

(323) 307-8014

Zeidler, Daniel Zeke

Judge

Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court

404

(323) 307-8004

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