Victor Rodríguez

Justice Rodríguez was nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District, Division Three, in September 2021. The Commission on Judicial Appointments confirmed his appointment on October 13, 2021. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeal, Justice Rodríguez served as a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court since January 2018. For most of his time on the superior court, Justice Rodríguez presided over a dedicated civil domestic violence restraining order department, where he also handled elder abuse and gun violence restraining order matters, and he served as chair of the court's Family Violence Council and Access Committee. He also served for five months as a pro tem justice in Division Five of the Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District.

Before his appointment to the superior court, Justice Rodríguez worked at the California Supreme Court from 2006 to 2015 as a judicial staff attorney for Justices Carlos R. Moreno, Goodwin H. Liu, and Carol A. Corrigan, and from 2015 to 2018 as the supervising staff attorney for Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. He also served as an attorney on the court's Criminal Central Staff from 2012 to 2013. Before working at the supreme court, Justice Rodríguez served as a law clerk for Judge Consuelo B. Marshall at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 2005 to 2006, and he was a Skadden Fellow at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 2003 to 2005.

Justice Rodríguez serves as the chair of the Language Access Subcommittee to the Judicial Council's Advisory Committee on Providing Access and Fairness, and he also serves on the Advisory Committee. He previously served on the Judicial Council's Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force until it sunset in March 2019.

Justice Rodríguez earned his J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, a M.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach, and a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.

Justice Rodríguez, his wife Jodi, and his two children live in Oakland.