PRESENTER BIO

Michelle Short

Honorable Michelle Short was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court as Judge in 2018.  Prior to appointment, she was elected Superior Court Commissioner in 2015.  From appointment to 2021, Judge Short heard family law matters.  Prior to taking the bench, her practice was exclusively Family Law.  She was regularly appointed as minor’s counsel for both neurotypical and neurodiverse families.  She also worked with parties in complicated and highly contested custody and visitation issues, as well as litigated the issues of property, child support and spousal support. Throughout her tenure as a judge and commissioner, Judge Short has presented at conferences and offered judicial education on the issues of Taking Testimony from Children, Minor’s Counsel, Special Needs Children, and Special Education.