Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., International Relations, Pomona College
J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law
The Honorable Halim Dhanidina is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, currently assigned to hear criminal cases in the Compton Superior Court. Prior to his current position, Judge Dhanidina was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County for 14 years, prosecuting cases for the elite Hardcore Gang and Major Crimes Divisions before serving in the District Attorney’s Special Operations Administration. Among his 52 felony jury trials were 25 murder cases, including 7 death penalty prosecutions. As an attorney, Judge Dhanidina served as a board member for the Asian Pacific American and South Asian Bar Associations. He previously taught Criminal Law as an adjunct professor at the Glendale University College of Law.