Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sean Coen, BHS Grad Elected Judge

"Congratulations to Burbank High grad Sean Coen, son of Superior Court Judge Ron Coen and Sandi Uribe (also BHS grads) for his election to Superior Court Office 3!!! Wow, two Judge Coens!!"
Jennifer Dale Schatz, BHS '66

About Sean CoenThe Coen Family

Sean Coen grew up around the criminal justice system. Born and raised in Southern California, Sean accompanied his father, then a Deputy District Attorney with Los Angeles County, to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center downtown. There, Sean had his first opportunities to watch attorneys engaged in criminal litigation.

After graduating from Burbank High School, Sean Coen studied at the University of Oregon, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Sean then pursued a law degree at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated in the top third of his class.

Sean knew that he wanted to be a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. In 1999, he volunteered for the office as a law clerk and was then hired as a Senior Law Clerk in January of 2000. Just five months later, Sean Coen was hired as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County in April 2000. Over the course of his career, Sean has tried 116 jury trials, 101 of which have been felonies.

Sean Coen has always been surrounded by people in the legal profession and law enforcement. His father, Ronald S. Coen, was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County for 11 years. His father was then appointed as a Los Angeles County Judge. Sean’s stepfather, Gil Uribe, is a former Los Angeles Police Detective. In the course of his stepfather’s 31-year career with LAPD, Gil served as a Gang Homicide Detective with the North Hollywood Division.

Lisa Coen, Sean’s wife of nine years, is also a Deputy District Attorney with Los Angeles County. In addition to his love for the courtroom, Sean also takes great joy in spending time with his family. Together, Sean and Lisa are kept quite active raising their four children, Justin 8, Jacqueline 6, Jolie 4, and James 10 months.

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