Patricia Guerrero, Associate Justice

Patricia Guerrero, Associate JusticeAssociate Justice, December 14, 2017 – March 25, 2022 (elevated to the California Supreme Court)

Justice Patricia Guerrero was appointed to the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One on November 2, 2017, and took office following her confirmation on December 14, 2017. Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice Guerrero served as a judge of the San Diego Superior Court, where she was appointed in June 2013 and where she served as the supervising judge for the family law division.

Justice Guerrero was a partner at Latham and Watkins LLP from 2007 to 2013, where she was an associate from 2003 to 2006 and from 1997 to 2002. Justice Guerrero also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California from 2002 to 2003.

Justice Guerrero was born in the Imperial Valley and graduated from Imperial High School in 1990. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994, graduating magna cum laude, and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School in 1997. Justice Guerrero was elevated to the California Supreme Court on March 28, 2022.