The Honorable Stephanie M. Bowick

Los Angeles Superior Court, Department 019

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Biography

The Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. She filled the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Joe W. Hilberman (Ret.).

She is registered decline-to-state.

Judge Bowick graduated with her B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. She went on to earn her J.D. from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. in 1988. While in law school, Bowick served an internship for Clairol in their legal department.

After graduating from law school, Bowick became a deputy city attorney for the San Diego City Attorney's Office from 1990 to 1993. She left the City Attorney's Office to practice as an associate for the law firms of Mills and Schroeder, Berman and Clark, and Barrack, Rodos, and Bacine. Then in 1998 Bowick joined the San Francisco City Attorney's Office as a deputy. In 2001 she served a brief stint as a deputy for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. Bowick, whose parents were both teachers, then became the assistant general counsel for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2001. During her time at LAUSD, she served as counsel for the district's inspector general, as well as served as counsel for the districts special-education hearings and appeals. She remained at LAUSD until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2009.

She enjoys cycling, golfing, and scuba diving.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick

  • NATIONWIDE INDEMNITY COMPANY VS THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY

    Oct 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The hearings on the Motion to Disqualify Counsel, Demurrer and Case Management Conference are CONTINUED TO November 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to consider the briefing filed for the motions before hearing oral argument.

    Counsel for Defendant St. Paul Fire and Mari...

  • SUNAMERICA HOUSING FUND 567, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP VS IONIC ENTERPRISES, INC., A CORPORATION

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court has no additional questions for the parties on Plaintiff SunAmerica Housing Fund 567's motion for summary judgment.

    The Court will file its written ruling on October 23, 2020. No additional oral argument will be necessary. No appearances are required.

    ...

  • DONALD BRADFORD CRANE VS CETERA ADVISOR NETWORKS, LLC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court GRANTS Petitioner Donald Bradford Crane’s Petition to Confirm FINRA Arbitration Award and enters the Proposed Order, consistent with the stipulation filed on 10/02/20.

    Petitioner to give notice.

    ...

  • LAWRENCE WHITE VS JAYCEON TERRELL TAYLOR ET AL

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court is prepared to grant the Motion to Be Relieved As Counsel. However, the proposed order fails to provide the last know zip code or telephone number for Lawrence White. Moving party must provide that information to the Court at the hearing, or the motion will be continued.

    ...

  • ANGELA WATSON VS GILBERT A. CABOT

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Gilbert A. Cabot and PressCorps MediaPlus, Inc.’s Demurrer is OVERRULED and SUSTAINED as to the 1st Cause of Action as explained further below, and SUSTAINED without leave to amend as to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Causes of Action.

    Defendants’ Motion to Strike is GRAN...

  • MARIA ESTRADA VS GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the hearing on the Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant General Motors, LLC, and the Case Management Conference ARE CONTINUED TO December 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse. No appearance is required on October 20, 2020.

    Counsel...

  • MONET LITTLE, ET AL. VS PHUONG NGUYEN, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The unopposed Motion for an Order Approving PAGA Portions of Settlement and Dismissing Plaintiffs’ PAGA Claim Against Defendants, filed by Defendant Phuong Nguyen, individually and d/b/a Juice Infusion ‘Organic Juice Bar’, an unknown legal entity, and Defendant Deborah Cairo, an individual, is GRANTED.

    ...

  • BANK OF HOPE, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA AVERLAND CONSTRUCTION, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Entry of Default Judgment against Defendants California Averland Construction, Inc., Defendant Joseph Kim, and Defendant Connie Kim is CONTINUED to November 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court allows Plaintiff Bank of Hope the opportuni...

  • DISCOVER BANK VS MAX E RODRIGUEZ

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Entry of Default Judgment against Defendant Max E Rodriguez is continued to November 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court allows Plaintiff Discover Bank the opportunity to correct deficiencies with the default package, as explained furth...

  • GABRIEL FELIX, ET AL. VS RENOVATE AMERICA INC, ET AL.

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Gabriel Felix and Alicia Felix's Ex Parte Application to Shorten Time For Hearing On Petition Of Gabriel Felix and Alicia Felix's For Order Relieving Petitioners From Provisions of Government Code section 945.4 is GRANTED. Good cause has been shown. The Court sets a motion hearing date for Novem...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARION PIUZE

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After reviewing the Petition filed 08/20/20 and the Ex Parte Application filed 09/17/20, the Court GRANTS Petitioner Marion Piuze’s Ex Parte Application Appointing Marion Piuze a Director of the M. Piuze Foundation. Order signed this date.

    Moving party to give notice.

    STATEMENT OF FACTS:

  • MONET LITTLE, ET AL. VS PHUONG NGUYEN, ET AL.

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Motion For An Order Approving PAGA Portions of Settlement and Dismissing Plaintiffs’ PAGA Claim Against Defendants, filed by Defendant Phuong Nguyen, individually and d/b/a Juice Infusion ‘Organic Juice Bar’, an unknown legal entity, and Defendant Deborah Cairo, an individual, is CONTINUED TO October 2...

  • REPUBLIC UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY VS C J CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INC., ET AL.

    Sep 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the hearing on the Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant CJ Concrete Construction Inc., and the Case Management Conference, both scheduled for 09/23/2020 are CONTINUED TO November 16, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

    The Court i...

  • OLIVIA HUGHES VS MICHAELS STORES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefings filed, Defendant Michaels Stores, Inc’s Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The case is stayed in its entirety pending binding arbitration of the claims set forth in Plaintiff Olivia Hughes’s Complaint.

    Counsel for Defendant to give notice.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARION PIUZE

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    In light of the issues presented, the Court CONTINUES Petitioner Marion Piuze's Ex Parte Application For Order Appointing Corporate Director to September 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. The Court needs additional time to review the petition filed and the applicable authority.

    Moving party to give notice.

    ...

  • JOHN VORZIMER ET AL VS STEVEN BERKOWITZ ET AL

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefing and pleadings filed, Plaintiff John Vorzimer’s and Plaintiff Samantha Vorzimer’s Motion to Tax [and/or Strike] Costs of Defendants Steven Berkowitz, Law Offices of Steve Berkowitz, the Berkowitz Law Group, and the Kadish Law Group is GRANTED in its entirety. The motion i...

  • ALBERTO BUENO VS PROTO-HOMES, LLC AKA PROTO HOMES, LLC, ET AL.

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Proto-Homes, LLC, Group F. Buildings, Inc., Frank Vafaee, Farhad Vafaee, and Factors, LLC's Motion to Strike Irrelevant Material From Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and Case Management Conference are CONTINUED TO October 27, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to revi...

  • ARTURO LANDEROS VS GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Aug 31, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant General Motors, LLC, scheduled for August 31, 2020, is CONTINUED TO November 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

    Moving party to give notice.

    DISCUSSION:

    The C...

  • SEON JOO CHUNG VS HEE SOO LEE, ET AL.

    Aug 25, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The hearing on Defendant Hee Soo Lee’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is CONTINUED to October 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Department 19, Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court is not satisfied that Defendant has fully complied with the statutory meet and confer requirements prior to filing the motion as req...

  • JOHN DOE VS BRIXINVEST, LLC

    Aug 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1. Plaintiff John Doe’s unopposed Motion to for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff to file and serve the proposed Second Amended Complaint within 5 days.

    Counsel for Plaintiff to give notice.

    2. Defendant Brixinvest’s Motion to Compel Arbitration is CONTINU...

  • NEAL L. EIGLER, ET AL. VS STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefing filed and oral argument at the hearing, Defendants State Farm General Insurance Company, Festa Insurance Agency, and Richard J. Festa's Motion to Strike Portions of Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED, with 20 days leave to amend.

    Counsel for Defendants to give n...

  • SUNAMERICA HOUSING FUND 567, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP VS IONIC ENTERPRISES, INC., A CORPORATION

    Aug 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Sun America Housing Fund 567's Motion for Summary Judgment is CONTINUED TO September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The Court needs additional time to consider the issues raised by the parties.

    If any counsel has a conflict with this new date and time, the parties are to meet and confer regarding...

  • TIFFANY SMITH VS CAROLINE FRATACCI

    Aug 19, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Caroline Fratacci’s Special Motion to Strike (Anti-SLAPP per CCP section 425.16) is CONTINUED TO September 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to consider the issues and arguments presented, as well as the objections asserted by the parties in the briefing filed.

    ...

  • SALLY KELLY VS TOLUCA LAKE MANOR SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Motion of Attorney, Frances O’Meara, To Be Relieved As Counsel is MOOT because the clients, Defendant Toluca Lake Manor Senior Assisted Living, and Mariana Romano filed notices of Substitution of Attorney on June 25, 2020 and July 7, 2020.

    Moving party to give notice.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick

  • NATIONWIDE INDEMNITY COMPANY VS THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY

    Oct 26, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The hearings on the Motion to Disqualify Counsel, Demurrer and Case Management Conference are CONTINUED TO November 9, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to consider the briefing filed for the motions before hearing oral argument.

    Counsel for Defendant St. Paul Fire and Mari...

  • SUNAMERICA HOUSING FUND 567, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP VS IONIC ENTERPRISES, INC., A CORPORATION

    Oct 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court has no additional questions for the parties on Plaintiff SunAmerica Housing Fund 567's motion for summary judgment.

    The Court will file its written ruling on October 23, 2020. No additional oral argument will be necessary. No appearances are required.

    ...

  • DONALD BRADFORD CRANE VS CETERA ADVISOR NETWORKS, LLC

    Oct 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court GRANTS Petitioner Donald Bradford Crane’s Petition to Confirm FINRA Arbitration Award and enters the Proposed Order, consistent with the stipulation filed on 10/02/20.

    Petitioner to give notice.

    ...

  • LAWRENCE WHITE VS JAYCEON TERRELL TAYLOR ET AL

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Court is prepared to grant the Motion to Be Relieved As Counsel. However, the proposed order fails to provide the last know zip code or telephone number for Lawrence White. Moving party must provide that information to the Court at the hearing, or the motion will be continued.

    ...

  • ANGELA WATSON VS GILBERT A. CABOT

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    TENTATIVE RULING

    Defendants Gilbert A. Cabot and PressCorps MediaPlus, Inc.’s Demurrer is OVERRULED and SUSTAINED as to the 1st Cause of Action as explained further below, and SUSTAINED without leave to amend as to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Causes of Action.

    Defendants’ Motion to Strike is GRAN...

  • MARIA ESTRADA VS GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the hearing on the Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant General Motors, LLC, and the Case Management Conference ARE CONTINUED TO December 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse. No appearance is required on October 20, 2020.

    Counsel...

  • MONET LITTLE, ET AL. VS PHUONG NGUYEN, ET AL.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The unopposed Motion for an Order Approving PAGA Portions of Settlement and Dismissing Plaintiffs’ PAGA Claim Against Defendants, filed by Defendant Phuong Nguyen, individually and d/b/a Juice Infusion ‘Organic Juice Bar’, an unknown legal entity, and Defendant Deborah Cairo, an individual, is GRANTED.

    ...

  • BANK OF HOPE, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION VS CALIFORNIA AVERLAND CONSTRUCTION, INC., ET AL.

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Entry of Default Judgment against Defendants California Averland Construction, Inc., Defendant Joseph Kim, and Defendant Connie Kim is CONTINUED to November 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court allows Plaintiff Bank of Hope the opportuni...

  • DISCOVER BANK VS MAX E RODRIGUEZ

    Oct 02, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Entry of Default Judgment against Defendant Max E Rodriguez is continued to November 10, 2020, 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court allows Plaintiff Discover Bank the opportunity to correct deficiencies with the default package, as explained furth...

  • GABRIEL FELIX, ET AL. VS RENOVATE AMERICA INC, ET AL.

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiffs Gabriel Felix and Alicia Felix's Ex Parte Application to Shorten Time For Hearing On Petition Of Gabriel Felix and Alicia Felix's For Order Relieving Petitioners From Provisions of Government Code section 945.4 is GRANTED. Good cause has been shown. The Court sets a motion hearing date for Novem...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARION PIUZE

    Sep 28, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After reviewing the Petition filed 08/20/20 and the Ex Parte Application filed 09/17/20, the Court GRANTS Petitioner Marion Piuze’s Ex Parte Application Appointing Marion Piuze a Director of the M. Piuze Foundation. Order signed this date.

    Moving party to give notice.

    STATEMENT OF FACTS:

  • MONET LITTLE, ET AL. VS PHUONG NGUYEN, ET AL.

    Sep 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Motion For An Order Approving PAGA Portions of Settlement and Dismissing Plaintiffs’ PAGA Claim Against Defendants, filed by Defendant Phuong Nguyen, individually and d/b/a Juice Infusion ‘Organic Juice Bar’, an unknown legal entity, and Defendant Deborah Cairo, an individual, is CONTINUED TO October 2...

  • REPUBLIC UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY VS C J CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INC., ET AL.

    Sep 23, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the hearing on the Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant CJ Concrete Construction Inc., and the Case Management Conference, both scheduled for 09/23/2020 are CONTINUED TO November 16, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

    The Court i...

  • OLIVIA HUGHES VS MICHAELS STORES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, ET AL.

    Sep 22, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefings filed, Defendant Michaels Stores, Inc’s Motion to Compel Arbitration is GRANTED.

    The case is stayed in its entirety pending binding arbitration of the claims set forth in Plaintiff Olivia Hughes’s Complaint.

    Counsel for Defendant to give notice.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF: MARION PIUZE

    Sep 21, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    In light of the issues presented, the Court CONTINUES Petitioner Marion Piuze's Ex Parte Application For Order Appointing Corporate Director to September 28, 2020, 8:30 a.m. The Court needs additional time to review the petition filed and the applicable authority.

    Moving party to give notice.

    ...

  • JOHN VORZIMER ET AL VS STEVEN BERKOWITZ ET AL

    Sep 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefing and pleadings filed, Plaintiff John Vorzimer’s and Plaintiff Samantha Vorzimer’s Motion to Tax [and/or Strike] Costs of Defendants Steven Berkowitz, Law Offices of Steve Berkowitz, the Berkowitz Law Group, and the Kadish Law Group is GRANTED in its entirety. The motion i...

  • ALBERTO BUENO VS PROTO-HOMES, LLC AKA PROTO HOMES, LLC, ET AL.

    Sep 16, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendants Proto-Homes, LLC, Group F. Buildings, Inc., Frank Vafaee, Farhad Vafaee, and Factors, LLC's Motion to Strike Irrelevant Material From Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint and Case Management Conference are CONTINUED TO October 27, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to revi...

  • ARTURO LANDEROS VS GENERAL MOTORS, LLC

    Aug 31, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    On the Court’s own motion, the Hearing on Demurrer with Motion to Strike, filed by Defendant General Motors, LLC, scheduled for August 31, 2020, is CONTINUED TO November 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 19 at Stanley Mosk Courthouse.

    Moving party to give notice.

    DISCUSSION:

    The C...

  • SEON JOO CHUNG VS HEE SOO LEE, ET AL.

    Aug 25, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The hearing on Defendant Hee Soo Lee’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is CONTINUED to October 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Department 19, Stanley Mosk Courthouse. The Court is not satisfied that Defendant has fully complied with the statutory meet and confer requirements prior to filing the motion as req...

  • JOHN DOE VS BRIXINVEST, LLC

    Aug 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    1. Plaintiff John Doe’s unopposed Motion to for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff to file and serve the proposed Second Amended Complaint within 5 days.

    Counsel for Plaintiff to give notice.

    2. Defendant Brixinvest’s Motion to Compel Arbitration is CONTINU...

  • NEAL L. EIGLER, ET AL. VS STATE FARM GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY, ET AL.

    Aug 24, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    After consideration of the briefing filed and oral argument at the hearing, Defendants State Farm General Insurance Company, Festa Insurance Agency, and Richard J. Festa's Motion to Strike Portions of Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED, with 20 days leave to amend.

    Counsel for Defendants to give n...

  • SUNAMERICA HOUSING FUND 567, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP VS IONIC ENTERPRISES, INC., A CORPORATION

    Aug 20, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Plaintiff Sun America Housing Fund 567's Motion for Summary Judgment is CONTINUED TO September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The Court needs additional time to consider the issues raised by the parties.

    If any counsel has a conflict with this new date and time, the parties are to meet and confer regarding...

  • TIFFANY SMITH VS CAROLINE FRATACCI

    Aug 19, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    Defendant Caroline Fratacci’s Special Motion to Strike (Anti-SLAPP per CCP section 425.16) is CONTINUED TO September 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

    The Court needs additional time to consider the issues and arguments presented, as well as the objections asserted by the parties in the briefing filed.

    ...

  • SALLY KELLY VS TOLUCA LAKE MANOR SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 17, 2020 |  Los Angeles County

    The Motion of Attorney, Frances O’Meara, To Be Relieved As Counsel is MOOT because the clients, Defendant Toluca Lake Manor Senior Assisted Living, and Mariana Romano filed notices of Substitution of Attorney on June 25, 2020 and July 7, 2020.

    Moving party to give notice.

    ...

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