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Lawrence Walter Crispo

Lawrence Walter Crispo, American judge. Bar: California 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.


  • Crispo, Lawrence Walter was born on March 23, 1934 in New York City. Son of Charles A. and Elda Beatrice (D'Orazi) Crispo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1956. Juris Doctor, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1961.


    • Prospective attorney City of Los Angeles, 1961-1962. Partner Breidenbach, Swainston, Crispo & Way, Los Angeles, 1967-1994. Judge Superior Court California, since 1994.

      Judge pro tempore Los Angeles-Alhambra Municipal Court, 1966-1994. Lecturer, member faculty University Southern California Law Center, California Continuing Education Bar, California Institute Trial Advocacy, 1978-1980, 82-83, 86-87. Member bench and bar council Los Angeles Superior Court, 1976-1985.

      Civil service commissioner City of San Gabriel, California, 1974-1991. President board governors Loyola University Law School, 1980-1981, secretary board governors student bar, 1958-1959. Speaker on juvenile delinquency, since 1961.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.


    Professional chairman United Crusade, Alhambra, 1967. Member solicitation fund Los Angeles Young Men’s Christian Association, 1969. Precinct chairman San Gabriel Republican Committee, 1968, 70, 72, 74.

    Alternate delegate Republican County Central Committee, 1973-1976. Past president Archdiocesan Holy Name Union. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

    Member Los Angeles County Bar Association (chairman judicial committee 1977-1978, member law office management executive committee 1979-1982, executive committee trial lawyers section 1984-1987, 90-94), Wilshire Bar Association (president 1980-1981), State Bar California (ethical practices examiner 1971-1972, chairman administrative committee 1972-1976, vice chairman court rules and procedures committee 1980-1981, member Commission on Judicial Nominee Evaluation 1982-1985, executive committee litigation section since 1985, chairman 1988-1989, attorney representative 9th Circuit Judicial Conference 1987-1990, State Bar California board governors 1990-1993), American Judicature Society, American Board Trial Advocates (executive committee 1974-1977, 81-93, national board directors 1985-1989), American Arbitration Association (arbitrator 1966-1994), San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce (director 1975-1979, president 1979-1980).


    • Married Dinah King; children: Susan, Patricia, Christopher, Therese, Marianne, Thomas.
    • father: Charles A. Crispo
    • mother: Elda Beatrice (D'Orazi) Crispo
    • spouse: Dinah King
    • children: Susan Crispo
    • Patricia Crispo
    • Christopher Crispo
    • Therese Crispo
    • Marianne Crispo
    • Thomas Crispo
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    Born March 23, 1934