Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Victor L. Wright

Judge Victor L. Wright was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Compton, attending Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary and Willowbrook Junior High schools. He and several other students from Willowbrook took advantage of an opportunity to attend boarding schools, and Victor, with the support of family, friends, and teachers, and the aid of a scholarship from A Better Chance, Inc., went to Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Victor earned bachelor’s degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Economics from the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Victor was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court in February 2006, and currently presides over felony criminal matters, in the Southwest District (Inglewood). Prior to his appointment, he worked in the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel, successfully representing various county agencies including the Board of Supervisors, Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney, and Department of Coroner, in both state and Federal court. He also worked for the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, in the downtown Los Angeles office. Victor served on the Executive Board of the California Judges’ Association (CJA), and the Court Services, and Court Security committees of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Victor also served as a Trustee of Deerfield Academy.