Legal Experience!

LA County Bar Rating

On April 14, 2014, Pamala F. Matsumoto received a 'well-qualified' rating from the Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Elections Evaluations Committee.

By definition, a candidate is well-qualified if he or she possesses 'professional ability, experience, competence, integrity and temperament indicative of superior fitness to perform the judicial function with a high degree of skill and effectiveness.'

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Welcome! I have spent the last 26 years in various aspects of the public law system and have served all roles in the court room – prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.

prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge. My most recent positions as an Administrative Services Judge for the State of California and a Los Angeles County Superior Court Referee, I am prepared and am ready to serve the public as an elected Superior Court Judge.

I believe in protecting our legal system with equal access to justice and the right for a fair judicial process. As a Superior Court Judge, I am deeply committed to respecting the litigants, the legal process and the law. I will bring integrity, experience, and objectiveness to the position.

Thank you for visiting my website and learning more about me. Feel free to contact me with any questions and any donation to my campaign is sincerely appreciated.

I would be honored to serve you as a Superior Court Judge with your vote on June 3, 2014.

Pamala Matsumoto

Endorsed by the LA Times "the edge goes to Matsumoto for the breadth of her experience and her time on the bench in the state attorney general's office, as an administrative law judge and as a Superior Court referee — an on-call bench officer doing much of the work of a full-time judge." - Los Angeles Times


Campaign Office

Pamala Matsumoto
for Superior Court Judge 2014
501 W Glenoaks Blvd. #702
Glendale, CA 91202

Phone: (818) 548-6318

To contact Pamala directly email her at
pamala @

Key Endorsements

Presiding Judge David Wesley, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court

Presiding Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court

California Court Commissioners Association

Los Angeles Times

Selected News Stories

Chinese Chamber of Commerce - Pamala Matsumoto: Leading Candidate 


La Cañada Valley Sun - La Cañada resident hoping for spot on the bench 


Los Angeles Japanese Daily News - Two JAS Running for LA Superior Court 



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6380 Wilshire Blvd. #1612, Los Angeles, California 90048