Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner, Retired
Commissioner Carnahan was assigned to the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Southwest District from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. His caseload emphasized probate, conservatorship, guardianship, civil and small claims matters. Well regarded by the local bar for his fairness, intelligence and broad legal experience, Commissioner Carnahan was the 2003 recipient of the South Bay Bar Association’s “MacFaden Award,” honoring jurists who have made a significant contribution to the interests of the bench and bar. He has a calm but formal manner that lends itself to the resolution of disputes in different forums.