WESTWOOD—A Los Angeles county judge was killed after being struck by a vehicle when crossing a street in the Pico-Robertson area on Monday, February 15.
Daniel L. Brenner, 64, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, was appointed to the bench by Govenor Jerry Brown in 2012.
Brenner was walking across Beverwil Drive, heading west, near the intersection with Pico Boulevard at around 6:10 p.m. on Monday when a 2015 Honda Civic traveling northbound hit him.
The driver of the vehicle, a 38-year-old man who remained at the scene until the police came, was released from Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division. The incident has been concluded as an accident and the driver is not under criminal investigation.
Brenner was immediately taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and where he later died from injuries he sustained.
Before Brenner’s appointment, he worked as the vice president of the regulatory department at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association for 17 years, and then became a partner in the Washington D.C., office of Hogan Lovells LLP. He recently served as a Superior Court judge hearing civil matters in the Chatsworth Courthouse.
The judge was also known as a prominent communications law expert, who previously served as a top advisor to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission and taught at USC’s Gould School of Law, UCLA’s law school, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington College of Law at American University and Cardozo Law School.