Son of Indian immigrants also wins National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Best Under 40 Award
Indian American attorney Vibhav Mittal of Yorba Linda, California, has become the first Judge of South Asian descent on the Superior Court of California, County of Orange,
Mittal, 39, was sworn in on Sept. 10 by Assistant Presiding Judge Maria Hernandez after his appointment by California Governor Gavin Newsom a week earlier.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association last week named Mittal among 2021 Honorees for its Best Under 40 Award along with Puneet V. Kakkar, another Indian American attorney with the US Department of Justice.
The award honors members in the Asian American Pacific Islander legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence in their fields and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Asian American Pacific Islander community.