Victoria Gerrard Chaney

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Victoria Gerrard Chaney
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Court Information:
California Second District Court of Appeal
Title:   Associate Justice
Position:   Division One
Salary:  $207,463
Active:   2009-2022
Past position:   Superior Court of Los Angeles County Judge
Past term:   1994-2009
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Mount St. Mary's College, 1967
Law School:   Loyola Law School

Victoria Gerrard Chaney is a justice on the Second District, Division Two of the California Courts of Appeal. She was confirmed to this position on July 1, 2009.[1] Her current term expires in January 2022.[2]


Justice Chaney graduated with a degree in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary's College in 1967. She then worked as a nurse before joining the Loyola Law School, where she graduated with a law degree in 1977. She also attended the University of Southern California for a post-graduate degree in Biology.[1][3][4]


Justice Chaney began her legal career as an associate of the firm of Dryden Harrington and Swartz. She then worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for 11 years (ten of which she served as the assistant city attorney of the Civil Liability Division) before her judicial appointment in 1990. She was first appointed by Gov. Deukmejian to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. In 1994, she was promoted to the Superior Court, where she presided until her appointment to the appellate court in 2009.[1]



Chaney was retained in 2010 with 70% of the vote.[5]

See also: California judicial elections, 2010

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