Orange County Judge Ratings

Judge the Judges of Orange County

David L. Belz

Judge Dept L69 -- Family Law Panel Phone: (657) 622-5569 Party affiliation: Republican Belz, 58, of Trabuco Canyon, has served as a partner for the Law Offices of Kuhn & Belz since 1998. Previously, he was a sole practitioner from 1995 to 1998 and was a partner and managing attorney for … [Read more...]

Theodore Howard

Judge Div/Dept: C61 – Family Law Panel Phone: 657-622-5261 Ted Howard is a third generation Californian from Pasadena. He traces his roots back to Joseph Lancaster Brent, a lawyer who came to California in 1851 (a year after statehood) with the “biggest collection of law books around.” He … [Read more...]

Kim R. Hubbard

Judge Dept L 67 – Family Law Panel Phone: (657) 622-5567 Career Highlights: Appointed by Gov. Arnold Scwharzenegger, August 2008; coordinator, Orange County Financial Abuse Specialists Team, 2003-08, and Los Angeles County FAST, 2007-08; sole practitioner, 1993-2003; associate, Law Offices … [Read more...]

Lon F. Hurwitz

Judge Dept L68 – family law panel Phone: (657) 622-5568 Party Affiliation: Declined-to-state Hurwitz  of Santa Ana, has been a commissioner for the Orange County Superior Court since 2004. He was special counsel for the California State Senate in 2004. Hurwitz served as a sole practitioner … [Read more...]

Ronald P. Kreber

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L64 – family law panel Phone: 657-622-5564 Succeeded to court upon majority vote of judges in county [pursuant to Prop. 220] to convert Municipal Courts to Superior Courts, effective August 10, 1998. Appointed to South Orange County Municipal Court … [Read more...]

Mark S. Millard

Judge  Superior Court, Orange County  Div/Dept: C65 – Family Law Panel  Phone: (657) 622-5265 Party Affiliation: undetermined … [Read more...]

Linda L. Miller

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L 65 … [Read more...]

Cheri Pham

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L 62 Over the course of her career, Pham has handled more than 100 jury trials, both misdemeanors and felonies. Last June, she ran unopposed for the seat vacated by former Judge Peter Polos, who left the bench for private practice at plaintiffs' firm … [Read more...]

Glenn Salter

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L 63 Salter, 59, of Fullerton, previously was a senior research appellate attorney for the 4th District Court of Appeal, a research attorney for the Orange County Superior Court, a deputy county counsel in Riverside County and a civil … [Read more...]

Daphne S. Scott

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L71 Phone: (657) 622–5571 A county prosecutor has been appointed to a judgeship on the Orange County Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Daphne Sykes Scott, 46, of Lake Forest has been a deputy district attorney with the Orange County … [Read more...]

Nathan Scott

Judge Orange County Superior Court Div/Dept: C64 – Family Law Panel Phone: 657-622-5264 Nathan R. Scott, 39, of Long Beach, has served as senior appellate court attorney at the State of California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District since 2005. He was an associate at Cox, Castle and … [Read more...]

Claudia J. Silbar

Judge Div/Dept: C59 – Family Law Panel Phone: 657-622-5259 Party Affiliation: undetermined Prior to her judgeship, Judge Claudia J. Silbar of Costa Mesa, was one of the highest ranking attorneys in the District Attorney's office, which she joined in 1989. Judge Claudia J. Silbar managed the … [Read more...]

Clay M. Smith

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L66 Clay M. Smith serves as Judge of the Orange County Superior Court. He was appointed to the bench in March of 1997 by Governor Pete Wilson and has been reelected in 2000, 2006, and 2012 (without opposition). Judge Smith is currently the Supervising … [Read more...]

James Waltz

Judge Superior Court, Orange County Dept L 60 In 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed him Superior Court Judge in Orange County. Judge Waltz has served twice on the Court’s Executive Committee, the court’s highest policy making committee, and currently serves as a Master Bencher with the … [Read more...]