Douglas Carnahan co-teaches Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship. He is a retired Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner and is currently a mediator. He also works as a volunteer attorney at the Inner City Law Center, where he serves as a mentor and trainer for staff attorneys, paralegals, law students and pro bono attorneys due to his expertise in unlawful detainers, civil litigation, and small claims. He has taught in the areas of constitutional law, evidence, criminal law, civil procedure, and lawyering skills at Pomona College, Whittier Law School, Loyola Law School, the UCLA Paralegal Training Program, and El Camino Community College. Before his appointment to the bench he was a civil litigator in Los Angeles and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at USC.
Carnahan earned his B.S. in Engineering at UCLA and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Writing from USC.