Hon. Nora Margaret Manella


  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
  • Gender: F
  • Race or Ethnicity: White


  • Wellesley College, B.A. (1972)
  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D. (1975)


  • Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1975-1976
  • Legal counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1976-1978
  • Private practice, California, 1978-1982
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1982-1990
  • Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, CA, 1990-1992
  • Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, CA, 1992-1994
  • Justice Pro Tem, California Court of Appeal, 1992
  • U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, 1994-1998
  • Associate justice, 2nd District, California Court of Appeal, 2006-present



430. attorney (private practice)

Very poor judge, with very little interest in justice at all.

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