Kimberly La Salle
“The Veterans Alliance of Orange County (VALOR) is honored to support Kimberly La Salle for Superior Court judge. Ms. La Salle has served in many roles in the justice system; always performing with fairness, integrity and deep respect for our constitution and democracy. She was raised steeped in military tradition and honor for our nation. When she is elected we all can be assured our republic will be in good hands.”
—VALOR (Veterans Alliance of Orange County)
Having served in over a dozen courthouses, I’ve learned much from effective judges. My broad legal and community service experience allows me to recognize many cross-over areas to assist in developing innovative and effective interventions and programs.
EXPERIENCE: I’ve served the OC, SD and LA county communities for the past 27 years including terms as Deputy District Attorney and as Deputy Public Defender.
VISION: Having worked with the most vulnerable populations in our communities — domestic violence survivors, disabled veterans, neurodivergent children, at-risk adolescents, and adults with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental heath issues — I have a vision to expand our understanding of Public Safety and supporting access to the legal system.
DEDICATION: Through my career and private life I have proven my dedication to the youth and the wider community of Orange County by creating and implementing dozens and dozens of programs to help youth avoid the legal system.
PEER RECOGNITION: Throughout my legal career, I have been recognized as a community and legal leader, most recently nominated by the OC Women Lawyers Association and selected by the California Women Lawyers Association as the recipient of the 2022 Fay Stender Award.
TRACK RECORD: A proven track record of competence, compassion, integrity and impartiality.
OC LOCAL: I’m a UCI and Loyola Law graduate who has been married for 22 years with three wonderful teenaged children and reside in San Juan Capistrano.
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE
I’ve served the youth and community of Orange County by creating and teaching complementary programing for Orangewood Foundation, The Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Bar Association, National Charity League, Orange County Superior Court, Chapman Dale E. Fowler School of Law, UCI Law School, Western School of Law, St. Edwards the Confessor Parish School, JSerra, Santa Ana High School Elizabeth G. Macias Legal Studies Program, Veterans, the California Judges Association, the Laura House Domestic Violence Program, and many others.
My legal leadership and community service have been recognized by:
• 2022 Fay Stender Award, California Women Lawyers
• 2021 Everyday Hero Award, Orange County Woman Lawyers Association
• 2019 Legal Excellence Award, Chapman Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Black Law Student Association
• 2018 Outstanding Community Member Award, UCI School of Law, Black Law Students Association
• UC Irvine Outstanding Achievement in Field Study Award
“Kimberly La Salle, with over 27 years experience as an attorney and excellent temperament, will be an outstanding addition to the Orange County judiciary.”
HON. FREDERICK P. AGUIRRE, (Ret.) Orange County Superior Court