Elected Member

The Hon. Holly J. Fujie

Los Angeles, CA
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
University of California-Berkeley, A.B.
University of California-Berkeley School of Law, JD

Judge Holly Fujie, a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, is a 2011 appointee to the Los Angeles Superior Court with a civil, independent calendar court.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Fujie was a shareholder at the Los Angeles-based law firm Buchalter Nemer, and was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California and one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.  In 2008-2009 she was the 1st Asian American to serve as President of the State Bar of California.  Judge Fujie serves as Chair of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Community Outreach Committee and is the Immediate Past Chair of the California State Bar’s Council on Access & Fairness.  She also sits on the California Judicial Council’s State/Federal Courts Council, and on the Boards of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance of Los Angeles and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.  Judge Fujie sits on the Advisory Boards of the Japanese American Bar Association, Continuing Education of the Bar and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles, and as Senior Advisor to the Los Angeles MultiCultural Bar Alliance.   She is the President of the California Asian Pacific American Judges Association.  Judge Fujie serves as an Advisor to the ALI’s Restatement of the Law: Children and the Law. Since the Clinton Administration, she has served on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Judicial Advisory Committee for judicial and U.S. Attorney appointments to the Central District of California, and Governor Newsom has appointed her to the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for Los Angeles County and the 2d DCA.  She has received many awards for her service to the profession, including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award, the National Association of Women Judges’ Joan Dempsey Klein Award, the National Association of Women Lawyers’ M. Ashley Dickerson Diversity Award, the American Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section’s Difference Maker Award, and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law Citation Award.  She lives in West Los Angeles with her husband, attorney Lee Cotugno.  They have two children, Sabrina and Thomas.

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Areas of Expertise
Business Law (Commercial Law)