Governor Names 2 Valley Women to Municipal Bench

Two San Fernando Valley lawyers were named Los Angeles County Municipal Court judges Wednesday.

Sandy R. Kriegler, 35, of Sherman Oaks, and Meredith C. Taylor, 46, of Northridge, were appointed to the bench by Gov. George Deukmejian.

Kriegler replaces William Pounders, who was elevated to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Taylor replaces Howard Schwab, also elevated to the Superior Court.

Kriegler, a deputy attorney general with the state Department of Justice since 1981, received an undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge in 1972. He earned his law degree from Loyola University in 1975.


Taylor, who maintains her own practice, is president of the California Women Lawyer’s Assn. She also graduated from CSUN in 1972 and received her law degree from Loyola University in 1975.

The yearly salary for a Municipal Court judge is $66,449.