B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1985
Member, California State Bar
Joined Southwestern: 2018
Professor Leonard Torrealba is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge assigned to the Criminal Division. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was a trial lawyer for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for 34 years. He was assigned to various trial and management positions including the Public Integrity, Consumer Protection, Healthcare Fraud, and Major Narcotics divisions. As an attorney, he was a leader in the field of immigrant consumer protection and an advocate of crime prevention and mentoring programs.
Professor Torrealba is firmly committed to public service and community leadership. He is currently on the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors and a board trustee for the Mexican American Bar Foundation. He was the former President of the Latino Prosecutors Foundation and Latino Prosecutors Association, and a former Mexican American Bar Association board trustee.