Anne H. Egerton
Associate Justice
Division Three
Since 2017

Justice Egerton was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she attended public school. She graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Justice Egerton received her law degree from Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley, Order of the Coif. She was on the editorial board of the law review. She served as a law clerk to Judge John H. Pratt of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

After clerking, Justice Egerton joined the Washington, D.C. firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) as an associate. She moved back to Los Angeles and joined Munger, Tolles & Olson where she became a partner. In 1990, Justice Egerton became the West Coast general counsel for the National Broadcasting Company. She also headed the company’s litigation practice group and represented NBC in litigation across the country.

In 2001, Governor Gray Davis appointed Justice Egerton to the Los Angeles Superior Court. She served as a trial judge for more than sixteen years, trying 260 criminal jury trials to verdict. In 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Justice Egerton as an Associate Justice to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three. The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed her on December 14, 2017, after the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission rated her “exceptionally well qualified.”

Justice Egerton is a life member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the cochair of the Los Angeles Criminal Justice Inn of Court, and a member of the Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has been married for 40 years to John Shepard Wiley Jr., an Associate Justice in Division Eight at the Second District Court of Appeal. They have two grown children.