Hon. Aviva K. Bobb, Ret.

Hon. Aviva K. Bobb, Ret.

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Retired

Recognized as a Daily Journal Top Neutral for five consecutive years (2009-2013), Judge Aviva Bobb is a versatile jurist with 30 years of experience in family law, probate, and civil litigation. Judge Bobb serves as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, and discovery referee at ARC. As Supervising Judge of the probate and family law departments over the past decade, Judge Bobb successfully conducted hundreds of settlement conferences and was recognized for developing innovative programs which increase access to the court system for parties and their families.


  • Recipient: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Judicial Excellence Award; Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Timothy Whitehouse Award; Los Angeles County Commission on Women, Woman of the Year, Law/Public Safety; Elder Financial Protection Network, Sentinel Award; Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Zephyr M. Ramsey Award; Levitt & Quinn, Outstanding Community Service Award; Aranda Access to Justice Award, Judicial Council of California; Judge of the Year, National Child Support Enforcement Association; Judicial Officer of the Year, State Bar of California Award, Family Law Section; Distinguished Jurist Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Spencer Brandeis Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Former board member: Bet Tzedek Legal Services; Public Counsel; Western Center on Law and Poverty; Women Lawyers Assoc. of Los Angeles
  • Frequent presenter to judicial and civic groups


Probate, Family Law, Law and Motion, Civil Litigation including Business, Employment, Medical and Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury.


Judge Bobb was elevated to the Superior Court in 1994 and handled civil matters until 1998, when she moved to family law. She served as Supervising Judge of both the family law department (2000-2004) and the probate department (2005-2009), where she presided over many high-profile and celebrity cases. She is known for stressing fairness and respect for all parties as well as promoting programs that help litigants make their way through the legal system.

Judge Bobb sat on the Municipal Court bench from 1980- 1994, serving as Presiding Judge and handling a broad range of civil and criminal matters. She also served as an Associate Justice Pro Tem on the Court of Appeal in 1982.

Judge Bobb began her legal career as Executive Director and Staff Attorney for San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services and later served as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.


  J.D., 1971, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
  B.A., 1967, Wellesley College

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