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Judicial

California State Court of AppealsCandidate for Justice, District 4, Division 1

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Patricia Guerrero

Associate Justice
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To faithfully discharge the duties of this office, by being fair and impartial and ensuring equal access to justice.
  • To listen to all parties who appear before the court, diligently review and research each case, and treat all parties with respect.
  • To serve the public with integrity and help maintain respect for the law and for the court.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Associate Justice
Judge, San Diego Superior Court (2013–2017)
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP (2006–2013)
Associate, Latham & Watkins (2003–2006)
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California (2002–2003)
Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP (1997–2002)

Education

Stanford Law School J.D. (1997)
University of California, Berkeley B.A., Legal Studies (1994)

Biography

Patricia Guerrero has been serving as an Associate Justice for the Fourth Appellate District since December 2017.  She was appointed to serve in November 2017, she was found to be "exceptionally well qualified" for the position by the California State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission, and she was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 14, 2017.  She previously served as a judge of the San Diego Superior Court. 

Justice Guerrero grew up in the Imperial Valley, where her family and friends still reside.  She was born in Brawley and graduated from Imperial High School in 1990.  She attended college at the University of California at Berkeley.  She majored in Legal Studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1994, receiving the Julie Ann Ginsbach Scholarship (awarded to the two most distinguished students in the Legal Studies program).  She graduated from Stanford Law School in 1997, and received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. 

Following law school, Justice Guerrero joined the law firm of Latham & Watkins where she worked from 1997-2002 and 2003-2013 (in both the San Diego and San Francisco offices).  She was a member of the Environment, Land and Natural Resources Department and was elevated to partner in 2006.  She served on the firm's Associates Committee and was the firm-wide Chair of the Training and Career Enhancement Committee.  She also worked as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California from April 2002 to July 2003. 

As a superior court judge, she handled criminal and family law matters.  Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeal, she served as Supervising Judge for the Family Law Division.  She was recognized as the Judicial Officer of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in January 2017, and by the San Diego Family Law Bar Association in November 2017. 

Justice Guerrero is actively involved in the legal community.  She is a Master of the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court.  She speaks at legal education seminars as well as civics education programs for elementary school students. 

Justice Guerrero and her husband have two sons in elementary and middle school. 

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Patricia Guerrero has been serving as an Associate Justice for the Fourth Appellate District since December 2017.  She was appointed to serve in November 2017, she was found to be "exceptionally well qualified" for the position by the California State Bar Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission, and she was unanimously confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 14, 2017.  She previously served as a judge of the San Diego Superior Court.  

Justice Guerrero grew up in the Imperial Valley, where her family and friends still reside.  She was born in Brawley and graduated from Imperial High School in 1990.  She attended college at the University of California at Berkeley.  She majored in Legal Studies and graduated magna cum laude in 1994, receiving the Julie Ann Ginsbach Scholarship (awarded to the two most distinguished students in the Legal Studies program).  She graduated from Stanford Law School in 1997, and received the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. 

Following law school, Justice Guerrero joined the law firm of Latham & Watkins where she worked from 1997-2002 and 2003-2013 (in both the San Diego and San Francisco offices).  She was a member of the Environment, Land and Natural Resources Department and was elevated to partner in 2006.  She served on the firm's Associates Committee and was the firm-wide Chair of the Training and Career Enhancement Committee.  She also worked as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California from April 2002 to July 2003. 

As a superior court judge, she handled criminal and family law matters.  Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeal, she served as Supervising Judge for the Family Law Division.  She was recognized as the Judicial Officer of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in January 2017, and by the San Diego Family Law Bar Association in November 2017. 

Justice Guerrero is actively involved in the legal community.  She is a Master of the San Diego Appellate Inn of Court.  She speaks at legal education seminars as well as civics education programs for elementary school students. 

Justice Guerrero and her husband have two sons in elementary and middle school. 

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