Professionally Diverse

Cynthia Valenzuela Dixon

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

NominatedApril 24, 2024

  • Judge Cynthia Valenzuela Dixon is a judge on the California State Bar Court in Los Angeles.
  • Judge Valenzuela worked as the Criminal Justice Act Supervising Attorney for the Central District of California in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2016
  • She was the head of national litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Los Angeles from 2006 to 2011.
  • Valenzuela served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California from 2000 to 2006.
  • She was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. from 1998 to 2000.
  • Judge Valenzuela was a Special Assistant at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Los Angeles from 1995 to 1998.
  • She received her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1995 and her B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1991.