Associate Justice Richard M. Aronson Is Retiring

Associate Justice Richard M. Aronson of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three will retire on June 15, 2021 after a distinguished 46-year legal career, including 32 as a member of the California judiciary.

Justice Aronson began his legal career as a deputy district attorney and was subsequently a deputy public defender.  He was a senior staff attorney for the Court of Appeal until he was appointed by the judges of the Orange County Superior Court as a superior court commissioner in 1989.  He was appointed to the Orange County Superior Court in March 1996 by Governor Pete Wilson and sat in criminal, family, and civil departments, gaining the breadth of experience that made him an ideal candidate when appointed in 2001 by Governor Gray Davis as an Associate Justice.

Throughout his career, Justice Aronson has been an active member of multiple bar associations and served on numerous committees and boards.   He has also devoted countless hours to legal and judicial education.

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