Thomas E. Hollenhorst, Associate Justice

Thomas E. Hollenhorst, Associate JusticeJustice Hollenhorst has been an associate justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, since 1988. Previously he was the judge of the Riverside County Superior and Municipal Court and worked for the county as the acting district attorney, assistant district attorney and deputy district attorney. Justice Hollenhorst is the former chair of the Center for Judicial Education and Research's (CJER) Governing Committee, a member of the ABA appellate judge seminar series planning committee, judicial advisory board member of the University of Kansas Law and Organizational Economics Center, a chair or member of various CJER planning committees, and a faculty member for CJER programs and institutes. He is also a member of the Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Committee and the California Judges Association Ethics Committee. He was vice-president of CJA and a member of its executive board. He received a B.A. from San Jose State College in 1968, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1971, and an L.L.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995.


Justice Hollenhorst is also a trustee of ASTAR, an advisory board member of the Center for Neuroeconomics at Claremont Graduate University. He has served on three Judicial Council Advisory Committees: The Science and Law Steering Committee, the Criminal Law Advisory Committee and the Court Technology Committee. He has Chaired the CJER Ethics Education Committee and regularly teaches ethics courses to California Judges. He also currently serves on the Judicial Advisory Board of the Judicial Education Program at Northwestern University School of Law, the Executive Board of ABA Appellate Judicial Conference and the Executive Board of AJEI at SMU School of Law.

Justice Hollenhorst is a past recipient of the Jefferson Award from the California Judges Association for his contributions to judicial education and has taught judicial education courses in several states and foreign countries.

Justice Hollenhorst is married to Beth Hollenhorst and is the father of two adult sons.

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