Hon. Scott M. Gordon '85

Adjunct Professor of Law / Neutral, Signature Resolution / Assistant Supervising Judge, Criminal Division, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (Ret.)

B.S., Public Administration, 1980, California State University, Dominguez Hills; J.D., 1985, Southwestern Law School; Member, California State Bar

Joined Southwestern: 1990

Judge Scott M. Gordon serves as a neutral with Signature Resolution in Los Angeles. He was appointed as a Judge to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2010, after serving as a Court Commissioner from 2002 to 2010, and was a Superior Court judge until August 2019. In his last assignment, he was in the Family Law Division in a Long Cause Court handling complex family law trials and settlement conferences. He was the Supervising Judge of the Criminal Division. He served as the Assistant Supervising Judge of the Criminal Division and the Assistant Supervising Judge and Supervising Judge in the Family Law Division. In 2016, Judge Gordon was selected by the Chief Justice of California to serve as a member of the Judicial Council of California. In 2017, the Chief Justice of California appointed him as a member of the Chief Justice’s special working group on Bail and Pretrial Detention Reform. 

Prior to his election to the Los Angeles Superior Court as a Court Commissioner, Judge Gordon served with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for sixteen years and as a police officer and detective for the Santa Monica Police Department. While a Deputy District Attorney, Judge Gordon served in a variety of assignments, including Central Trials, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division, Stuart House, Special Investigations (SID), and investigating and prosecuting law enforcement officer and public official misconduct cases. In SID, he served on the “Roll-Out Team” responding to officer-involved shootings. He is one of the founding members of the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team.