Indian-American attorney, Firdaus Dordi was recently appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court by California Governor, Jerry Brown, making him the nation’s first Zoroastrian Judge. A former public defender and co-founder of the Dordi, Williams, Cohen law firm, Dordi said “I am fascinated by the principles of fairness in this country, and hope to ensure that the rule of law governs in every case”. Known to be the fifth South Asian state court judge in Los Angeles, California according to South Asian Bar Association, Dordi will be honoured by Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s Los Angeles chapter with their annual award for pro bono work. Dordi served as a public defender for more than 14 years in the Central District of California before establishing his firm in 2014. As a public defender, he would frequently reach out to AAAJ when his clients needed ‘wrap-around’ services.