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Roosevelt F. Dorn

Roosevelt F. Dorn, American judge. Bar: California 1970.


  • Dorn, Roosevelt F. was born on October 29, 1935 in Checotah, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William M. and Nettie (Brinkley) Dorn.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, Whittier College, 1969.


    • Deputy sheriff Los Angeles County, California, 1961-1969. Assistant city attorney Los Angeles City Attorney' General’ s Office, 1970-1979. Municipal court judge Inglewood (California) Judicial District, 1979-1980.

      Superior court judge Los Angeles County and State of California, Los Angeles, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1970.


    Founder Project Hope, Multi-Organisation to Fight Truancy, Inglewood, since 1983, RDM Scholarship Fund, Inglewood, 1983. President, board directors 100 Black Men, Inc., Los Angeles, 1983-1993. Member, bible teacher, local elder 1st African Methodist Episcopal Methodist Church, Los Angeles, member man-child mentoring program.

    Past chairman board Los Angeles Community Sports and Arts Foundation for At Risk Youth. With United States Air Force, 1954-1958. Member American Bar Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Legacy award 1995), National Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association, California District Attorneys Association, California Judges Association, California Black Lawyers and Judges Association, John M. Langston Bar Association (judges' division), Young Black Scholars (board directors), Masons (33d degree Prince Hall, Distinguished Service award 1995).



    Reading, watching old movies, travel, fishing.


    • Married Joyce Evelyn Glosson, July 10, 1965. Children: Bryan Keith, Renee Felicia, Rochelle Francine.
    • father: William M. Dorn
    • mother: Nettie (Brinkley) Dorn
    • spouse: Joyce Evelyn Glosson
    • children: Bryan Keith Dorn
    • Renee Felicia Dorn
    • Rochelle Francine Dorn
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    Born October 29, 1935