The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California ("SABA-SC") applauds the appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. of Firdaus Dordi to the Los Angeles Superior Court. Firdaus will be the fifth South Asian state court judge in Los Angeles and the first Zoroastrian-American judge in the country.
Firdaus has been a partner, co-founder, and attorney at Dordi, Williams, Cohen LLP since 2014. He served as a deputy federal public defender at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California from 2000 to 2014 and as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1998 to 2000. He was a research attorney for the Honorable Thomas I. McKnew, Jr. at the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 1997 to 1998 and a contract attorney at the Law Offices of Feldman and Levy from 1996 to 1997. Dordi earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Firdaus has a long history of service in the South Asian community. He was an Executive Board Member for SABA-SC in 1997-1998 and its Pro Bono Chair in 2001-2002. In 2014, the SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation awarded Firdaus with its Public Interest Award. Earlier this year, SABA-SC awarded Firdaus with its 2016 Mentor of the Year Award. Firdaus has alsoserved the South Asian community with his volunteer work at the South Asian Network ("SAN"), a non-profit organization founded to serve the South Asian community's needs.
Firdaus fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Allan J. Goodman.
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