The Honorable Fumiko Hachiya Wasserman is a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, assigned to the Appellate Division. She is a member of the California State Bar Council on Access and Fairness, and the immediate past Chair of the Center for Judicial Education and Research (“CJER”) Governing Committee. She is a member of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and has served on its Board of Directors. She has taught judges and attorneys through CJER, Continuing Education of the Bar, the National Judicial College, California Judges’ Association, American Bar Association, California State Bar and local bar association programs.
Judge Wasserman earned her law degree from Loyola Law School, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review and on the Dean’s List. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles, an associate at Adams, Duque & Hazeltine, and an Assistant United States Attorney. She was also President of the Board of Trustees of the Torrance Unified School District, and President of the South Bay Trustees and Administrators’ Association.
Judge Wasserman has received numerous awards, including the California Women Lawyers’ Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Trailblazer Award, the South Bay Woman of the Year Award, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Justice James Cobey Judge of the Year Award.