The Hon. Andrew S. Blum is a judge for the Lake County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Arthur H. Mann (Ret.).
He is a registered Republican.
Judge Blum received his B.A. from California Lutheran University. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Blum worked briefly as a research attorney with the Santa Clara County Superior Court beginning in 1984 before joining the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a deputy the following year. In 1989, he went to work for the Lake County D.A.'s Office where he began as a deputy district attorney but was quickly elevated to chief deputy district attorney for the office in 1992.
Then, in 1997, Blum followed a fellow Lake County deputy district attorney to the Federated States of Micronesia to work as an assistant attorney general for Kosrae State, an island within the region. During his three years there, Blum would also serve as the attorney general for Kosrae State.
In 2000, Blum left his position as attorney general to teach high school English.
Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Blum had served as trial counsel for the Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco since 2003. In his role there, Blum was tasked with prosecuting and cross-examining judges accused of misconduct. The trials were held before a three-person panel consisting of judges appointed by California's Chief Justice.
During his tenure on the Superior Court, Judge Blum has served as the Assistant Presiding Judge of the Court.