Robert Philibosian

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Robert Philibosian
Robert Philibosian 2012.jpg
Philibosian in 2012
38th District Attorney of Los Angeles County
In office
1982[1] – 1984
Preceded byJohn Van de Kamp
Succeeded byIra Reiner
Personal details
Robert Harry Philibosian

(1940-09-29) September 29, 1940 (age 80)[2]
San Diego, California[2]
Political partyRepublican
Alma materSouthwestern Law School
Stanford University

Robert Harry Philibosian (born September 29, 1940) is an American politician. He was appointed Los Angeles County District Attorney in 1981 when his predecessor John Van de Kamp was elected Attorney General of California. Philibosian served as district attorney until 1984 when he was defeated in countywide election by Ira Reiner. He received his B.A. in history from Stanford University and his law degree from Southwestern Law School, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1968.[3][4] He is now Of counsel at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.[5] Philibosian was the presiding District Attorney during the infamous McMartin preschool trial.


  1. ^ "Philibosian Prevails Over Stirling, Trott for Appointment as District Attorney". 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  2. ^ a b Hubbell, Martindale (December 1994). Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory - 1994, Volume 2 (North America, The Caribbean, Central America, and South America). Martindale-Hubbell. ISBN 9781561601073.
  3. ^ State Bar of California Membership Record
  4. ^ Southwestern Law School alumni profile
  5. ^ Sheppard Mullin -- Attorneys

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John Van de Kamp
Los Angeles County District Attorney
1981 – 1984
Succeeded by
Ira Reiner