Hon. H. Chester Horn, Jr. (Ret.) is an esteemed jurist who has devoted his career to public service. He served as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court for 21 years and presided over countless noteworthy and complex cases during his tenure.
Judge Horn’s legal career began in 1972 when he earned his law degree from UCLA School of Law. Upon graduating, he joined the California Department of Justice and quickly established himself as a skilled attorney, gaining a reputation for his ability to navigate the intricacies of complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts. As Deputy Attorney General for the Antitrust Section, Judge Horn was heavily involved in several high-profile cases. Serving as lead trial counsel, he represented governmental purchasers and California consumers in multi-district, treble damage, class action lawsuits resulting in large multimillion dollar settlements. In many of these cases, he served on executive committees appointed by the United States District Courts to manage the litigation alongside other class representatives.