Currently serving the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California as a Family Law Judge, Frederick Shaller is a graduate of the University of Southern California. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in English, Judge Shaller attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, earning his Juris Doctor in 1979.
A respected legal professional, Frederick Shaller has previously practiced as a trial attorney in cases involving product liability, personal injury, and torts. Before focusing on health care law in his own private practice, Frederick Shaller also acted as a defense attorney for malpractice cases involving attorneys, architects, and medical practitioners. Appointed to the bench of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2003, Judge Frederick Shaller first presided over criminal law cases. He was next transferred to a court specializing in domestic violence criminal cases, and later assigned to a family law court, where he serves to this day.
Judge Frederick Shaller has overseen many high profile cases while serving in the Los Angeles court system. Recently, Judge Shaller presided over the case of Abbie Dorn, who was recently awarded visitation rights for her three children, having suffered a paralyzing stroke during their delivery. In his day-to-day duties as a Family Court Judge, Frederick Shaller presides over a wide range of disputes, such as property division, domestic violence, child custody and support issues, and many other family matters. He is responsible for the decisions of the only long cause court focused on family law in Los Angeles County.
As a legal professional, Judge Frederick Shaller is a member of The State Bar of California. He is also a member of the California Judges Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Judge Frederick Shaller lives in Pasadena, California. Married with three adult children, he supports the California nonprofit organization Hillsides, which assists children in foster care in building trusting relationships with adults. He additionally supports Catholic Charities USA.