Judge Dalila Corral Lyons

Dalila Corral Lyons is a judge with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and is committed to providing equal access to a fair and impartial justice system. Judge Corral Lyons was born in Durango, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States as a young child. She received a BS in public administration from USC, and, while participating in USC’s Washington Semester program in Washington D.C., was an intern at the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs. After graduating from USC, she obtained a juris doctorate from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She also studied the Mexican legal system in Mexico City. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Corral Lyons was chief legal advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and practiced business, civil and entertainment litigation. She has received the National Center for Women and Policing’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award and the Mexican American Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence Award, and was named by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association as a “Mujer Who Leads.” For more than 11 years she was president of the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. She is a mentor to law students and an inspirational speaker at high schools, colleges and youth conferences, and serves on the Superior Court’s Community Outreach Committee and Diversity Subcommittee.