The Honorable Kristin S. Escalante

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department W

Biography

The Hon. Kristin S. Escalante is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California. She was appointed to the bench in 2017 by former governor Jerry Brown. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Suzanne G. Bruguera (Ret.).

Judge Escalante graduated with her B.Arch. in architecture from the University of Southern California in 1989. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1992. While at USC, Escalante was a member of the Order of the Coif honor society and also served as editor-in-chief of the Southern California Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Escalante began a year-long clerkship with the Hon. Diarmuid O'Scannlain with the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Then, in 1994, she became an associate for the law firm of Munger, Tolles, and Olson LLP until 2002 when she was then named a partner. After 17 years with the firm, Escalante left to partner at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP. While there, her areas of practice included consumer class actions, complex commercial matters, trade secrets, copyright, and civil fraud cases. The industries she represented as a commercial litigator included the telecommunication industry, as well as the entertainment, energy, beverage, aerospace, and securities industries. Escalante practiced with Manatt et al. for six years.

She left the private sector in 2014 to become a senior trial counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. During her three years there, Escalante served on a small trial unit. She remained there until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2017.

Judge Escalante grew up in Downey, California. Her father, Jeff Sherratt, became an amateur mystery writer. Escalante herself enjoys reading mystery novels as well as perusing art museums.

Some of her professional organizations have included the California Judicial Council's Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee and the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Litigation Section.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristin S. Escalante

  • JANE DOE VS ALBERT GANJIAN, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV43032 Jane Doe v. Albert Ganjian, LA Peer 313, LLC

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to...

  • VANESSA MARIE SORENSEN VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV43032 Jane Doe v. Albert Ganjian, LA Peer 313, LLC

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to...

  • IVANA SAFRANKOVA VS HILTON WORLDWIDE, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    18STCV05322 Ivana Safrankova v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc.The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff, Ivana Safrankova, is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362. The order is effective upon the filing of the proof of service of the motion on the Plaintiff. Until ...

  • THELMA T. REYNA VS PASADENA HOSPITAL, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV16495 Thelma Reyna v. Pasadena Hospital, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an...

  • BRADY CROUCH ET AL VS ALEX JOSEF LANE ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    BC 715713 Brady Crouch, Carson Crouch, a Minor by and through his Guardian ad litem Candi Crouch, et al. v. Alex Josef Lane, et al.

    The Court finds good cause to excuse the appearances of the claimant, Carson Crouch, the petitioner and guardian ad litem, Candi Crouch, and counsel.

    The Court...

  • AIDA SIFONTES ET AL VS MABEL PENA

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court finds good cause to excuse the appearances of the Claimant, Gerardo Prieto, the guardian ad litem, Guillermo Prieto, and counsel.

    The Court has reviewed the Petition to Approve Compromise of a Disputed Claim on behalf of Gerardo Prieto as well as the Supplemental Declaration filed on 9/18...

  • ROSA GARCIA VS STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Garcia v. Starwood Capital Group, LLC, et al. 18STCV01801

    Defendants’ Motion for Leave to Conduct a Second Physical Examination of Plaintiff Rosa Garcia is GRANTED. Code Civ. Proc., § 2032.310(a), §2032.320(a).,Defendants have shown good cause for a second physical examination, to be conducted by L...

  • MARTIN PEREZ VS FOOD 4 LESS GM, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Perez vs. Food 4 Less …. 19STCV24798

    On the Court's own motion, hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Compelling Defendant's Further Responses to Plaintiff's Request for Production, Set Two; Request for Monetary Sanctions Against Defendant and Defendant's Counsel , and Hearing o...

  • ADULFO OROZCO RAMIREZ ET AL VS WILLIAM INGRAM ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ramirez, et al vs Ingram, et al - BC715044

    The above unopposed Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Dismissal Entered by the Court January 30, 2020 filed by Diego Mejia, Claudia Umana, Gloria Orozco, Emiliano Mejia, Adulfo Orozco Ramirez, Martin Mejia, Jr., Martin Sr. Mejia on 07/07/2020 is Granted.

    ...

  • VANESSA MARIE SORENSEN VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV40998 Sorensen v. Uber, et al c/w 19STCV04800 Fiumani v. Uber

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Inj...

  • JONAE KEYES, AN INDIVIDUAL VS TYWON RONELL LAWSON, AN INDIVIDUAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Keyes vs. Lawson - 19STCV33493

    Amended Application of Matthew Giacomini, to Appear as Counsel Pro Hac Vice for Defendant, Tywon Ronell Lawson, is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with the requirements of Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 9.40.

    Conference Re: Pro Hac Vice Status of Attorney Matthew Gia...

  • MARTHA AQUINO, AN INDIVIDUAL VS YANLI OU, AN INDIVIDUAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Aquino v. Ou

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel the Deposition of Defendant Yanli Ou and Request for Production of Documents; Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    Defendant Yanli Ou is ordered to appear for a deposition as duly noticed by Plaintiff. The deposition is to occur on a mutually available...

  • BRIGIDA MAZABA VS BODEGA LATINA CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Two Motions by Defendant, Bodega Latina Corporation, Inc. dba El Super, to Compel Plaintiff’s Responses to Form Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents; Request for Sanctions are GRANTED.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 10/22/17. The complaint alleges that Plain...

  • ALEJANDRA YADIRA GUARDADO CASTRO ET AL VS TUFESA U SA LLC ET

     |  Los Angeles County

    Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendant Tufesa USA, LLC is TAKEN OFF CALENDAR.

    The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel, Arpineh Yeremian, indicates that another case, Case No. BC677607 Felix v. Tufesa, et al., arose out of the same bus accident and is currently assigned to Hon. John Doyle in Depart...

  • CREATIVE LIVE WORK, LLC VS APOGEE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Creative Work, LLC vs. Apogee Delivery and Installation, Inc.

    Referral of Personal Injury (PI) Action to Department 1 for Review/Reassignment;

    The Court having reviewed the legal file determines that the above entitled-action was erroneously filed as a Personal Injury ("PI") matter.

  • DIANA ALVAREZ, A WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARY OF DECEDENT LXANDRO VILLAR, ET AL. VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, A GOVERNMENT ENTITY, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    The court does not intend to post a tentative ruling.

    ...

  • DAVID RAMOS, ET AL. VS LEONOR VALDIVIA, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ramos, et al vs Valdivia, et al Case No. 19STCV01550

    The Motion to Continue Trial and All Related Dates, filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant Raul Valdivia on 10/21/2020 is Granted.

    The Court orders the Final Status Conference continued to the dates and times as indicated below:

    - F...

  • ALISON MADRID, ET AL. VS KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Madrid et al v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the 11/13/2020 Hearing on Petitioner/Guardian Ad Litem, Jennifer Navarro's Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action - With Special Needs Trust -as to Minor Claimant: Alison Madrid (Age 2);

    Having revie...

  • RHONDA STRAUSS VS THE VON'S COMPANIES, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    18STCV00042 STRAUSS V. THE VON’S COMPANIES, INC.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depart...

  • RALPH YUVIENCO VS BARRY B. CEVERHA, M.D., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV32306 Ralph Yuvienco v. Ceverha, M.D., et al

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an In...

  • RICHARD J. WILLIAMS VS OPHELIA ACAIN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Williams vs. Acain - 20STCV24175

    Upon review of the legal file, the Court notes that Plaintiff's "First Amended Complaint for Damages From Personal Injuries Based Upon Negligence and Negligence Per Se" is filed herein 10/30/2020. Therefore, the Court orders:

    The Motion to Strike Portions of...

  • LAUREN VESCIO VS BARRY R BERGER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants’ unopposed Motion for Terminating, Evidentiary, Issue Preclusion and Monetary Sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Counsel is DENIED.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 1/31/18 on Defendants’ premises. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants were negligent in the manag...

  • RALPH YUVIENCO VS BARRY B. CEVERHA, M.D., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV32306 Ralph Yuvienco v. Ceverha, M.D., et al

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depa...

  • ALICE WOODHOUSE VS OLYMPIC AND GEORGIA PARTNERS, LLC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Woodhouse v. Olympic and Georgia Partners, LLC

    Court Order Re: Referral of Personal Injury (PI) Action to Department 1 for Review/Reassignment.

    The Court having reviewed the legal file determines that the above entitled-action was erroneously filed as a Personal Injury ("PI") matter.

    <...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Kristin S. Escalante

  • JANE DOE VS ALBERT GANJIAN, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV43032 Jane Doe v. Albert Ganjian, LA Peer 313, LLC

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to...

  • VANESSA MARIE SORENSEN VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV43032 Jane Doe v. Albert Ganjian, LA Peer 313, LLC

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to...

  • IVANA SAFRANKOVA VS HILTON WORLDWIDE, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    18STCV05322 Ivana Safrankova v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc.The unopposed Motion to Be Relieved as Counsel for Plaintiff, Ivana Safrankova, is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with California Rules of Court 3.1362. The order is effective upon the filing of the proof of service of the motion on the Plaintiff. Until ...

  • THELMA T. REYNA VS PASADENA HOSPITAL, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV16495 Thelma Reyna v. Pasadena Hospital, et al.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an...

  • BRADY CROUCH ET AL VS ALEX JOSEF LANE ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    BC 715713 Brady Crouch, Carson Crouch, a Minor by and through his Guardian ad litem Candi Crouch, et al. v. Alex Josef Lane, et al.

    The Court finds good cause to excuse the appearances of the claimant, Carson Crouch, the petitioner and guardian ad litem, Candi Crouch, and counsel.

    The Court...

  • AIDA SIFONTES ET AL VS MABEL PENA

     |  Los Angeles County

    The Court finds good cause to excuse the appearances of the Claimant, Gerardo Prieto, the guardian ad litem, Guillermo Prieto, and counsel.

    The Court has reviewed the Petition to Approve Compromise of a Disputed Claim on behalf of Gerardo Prieto as well as the Supplemental Declaration filed on 9/18...

  • ROSA GARCIA VS STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Garcia v. Starwood Capital Group, LLC, et al. 18STCV01801

    Defendants’ Motion for Leave to Conduct a Second Physical Examination of Plaintiff Rosa Garcia is GRANTED. Code Civ. Proc., § 2032.310(a), §2032.320(a).,Defendants have shown good cause for a second physical examination, to be conducted by L...

  • MARTIN PEREZ VS FOOD 4 LESS GM, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Perez vs. Food 4 Less …. 19STCV24798

    On the Court's own motion, hearing on Motion to Compel Further Discovery Responses - Compelling Defendant's Further Responses to Plaintiff's Request for Production, Set Two; Request for Monetary Sanctions Against Defendant and Defendant's Counsel , and Hearing o...

  • ADULFO OROZCO RAMIREZ ET AL VS WILLIAM INGRAM ET AL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ramirez, et al vs Ingram, et al - BC715044

    The above unopposed Motion to Set Aside/Vacate Dismissal Entered by the Court January 30, 2020 filed by Diego Mejia, Claudia Umana, Gloria Orozco, Emiliano Mejia, Adulfo Orozco Ramirez, Martin Mejia, Jr., Martin Sr. Mejia on 07/07/2020 is Granted.

    ...

  • VANESSA MARIE SORENSEN VS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    19STCV40998 Sorensen v. Uber, et al c/w 19STCV04800 Fiumani v. Uber

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Inj...

  • JONAE KEYES, AN INDIVIDUAL VS TYWON RONELL LAWSON, AN INDIVIDUAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Keyes vs. Lawson - 19STCV33493

    Amended Application of Matthew Giacomini, to Appear as Counsel Pro Hac Vice for Defendant, Tywon Ronell Lawson, is GRANTED. Counsel has complied with the requirements of Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 9.40.

    Conference Re: Pro Hac Vice Status of Attorney Matthew Gia...

  • MARTHA AQUINO, AN INDIVIDUAL VS YANLI OU, AN INDIVIDUAL

     |  Los Angeles County

    Aquino v. Ou

    Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel the Deposition of Defendant Yanli Ou and Request for Production of Documents; Request for Sanctions is GRANTED.

    Defendant Yanli Ou is ordered to appear for a deposition as duly noticed by Plaintiff. The deposition is to occur on a mutually available...

  • BRIGIDA MAZABA VS BODEGA LATINA CORPORATION, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Two Motions by Defendant, Bodega Latina Corporation, Inc. dba El Super, to Compel Plaintiff’s Responses to Form Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents; Request for Sanctions are GRANTED.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 10/22/17. The complaint alleges that Plain...

  • ALEJANDRA YADIRA GUARDADO CASTRO ET AL VS TUFESA U SA LLC ET

     |  Los Angeles County

    Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendant Tufesa USA, LLC is TAKEN OFF CALENDAR.

    The declaration of Plaintiff’s counsel, Arpineh Yeremian, indicates that another case, Case No. BC677607 Felix v. Tufesa, et al., arose out of the same bus accident and is currently assigned to Hon. John Doyle in Depart...

  • CREATIVE LIVE WORK, LLC VS APOGEE DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION, INC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Creative Work, LLC vs. Apogee Delivery and Installation, Inc.

    Referral of Personal Injury (PI) Action to Department 1 for Review/Reassignment;

    The Court having reviewed the legal file determines that the above entitled-action was erroneously filed as a Personal Injury ("PI") matter.

  • DIANA ALVAREZ, A WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARY OF DECEDENT LXANDRO VILLAR, ET AL. VS COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, A GOVERNMENT ENTITY, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    The court does not intend to post a tentative ruling.

    ...

  • DAVID RAMOS, ET AL. VS LEONOR VALDIVIA, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Ramos, et al vs Valdivia, et al Case No. 19STCV01550

    The Motion to Continue Trial and All Related Dates, filed by Defendant/Cross-Complainant Raul Valdivia on 10/21/2020 is Granted.

    The Court orders the Final Status Conference continued to the dates and times as indicated below:

    - F...

  • ALISON MADRID, ET AL. VS KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Madrid et al v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al

    Court Order Re: Continuance of the 11/13/2020 Hearing on Petitioner/Guardian Ad Litem, Jennifer Navarro's Petition to Approve Compromise of Pending Action - With Special Needs Trust -as to Minor Claimant: Alison Madrid (Age 2);

    Having revie...

  • RHONDA STRAUSS VS THE VON'S COMPANIES, INC.

     |  Los Angeles County

    18STCV00042 STRAUSS V. THE VON’S COMPANIES, INC.

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depart...

  • RALPH YUVIENCO VS BARRY B. CEVERHA, M.D., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV32306 Ralph Yuvienco v. Ceverha, M.D., et al

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    The Court's order Re: Transfer of Complicated Personal Injury Case to an In...

  • RICHARD J. WILLIAMS VS OPHELIA ACAIN

     |  Los Angeles County

    Williams vs. Acain - 20STCV24175

    Upon review of the legal file, the Court notes that Plaintiff's "First Amended Complaint for Damages From Personal Injuries Based Upon Negligence and Negligence Per Se" is filed herein 10/30/2020. Therefore, the Court orders:

    The Motion to Strike Portions of...

  • LAUREN VESCIO VS BARRY R BERGER, ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants’ unopposed Motion for Terminating, Evidentiary, Issue Preclusion and Monetary Sanctions against Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Counsel is DENIED.

    This action arises from an incident that occurred on 1/31/18 on Defendants’ premises. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants were negligent in the manag...

  • RALPH YUVIENCO VS BARRY B. CEVERHA, M.D., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    20STCV32306 Ralph Yuvienco v. Ceverha, M.D., et al

    Court Order Re: Transfer and Reassignment of Complicated Personal Injury (“PI”) Case to An Independent Calendar ("IC") Courtroom from Department 29, a PI Hub Court.

    AFTER REVIEW OF THE FILE, THE COURT MAKES THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    Depa...

  • ALICE WOODHOUSE VS OLYMPIC AND GEORGIA PARTNERS, LLC., ET AL.

     |  Los Angeles County

    Woodhouse v. Olympic and Georgia Partners, LLC

    Court Order Re: Referral of Personal Injury (PI) Action to Department 1 for Review/Reassignment.

    The Court having reviewed the legal file determines that the above entitled-action was erroneously filed as a Personal Injury ("PI") matter.

    <...

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