The Hon. Arthur Harrison is a judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino County in California. He was elected to the bench in 2001.
Harrison earned a J.D. from Citrus Belt Law School in 1986.
He devoted his entire legal career to the Office of the District Attorney of San Bernardino County, where he served as a deputy district attorney from 1987 to 2000.
Before becoming a lawyer, Harrison was a chief warrant officer and helicopter pilot for the United States Army from 1970 to 1975. He performed similar work for the United States Army Reserve and the California National Guard from 1976 to 1983, flying fixed wing and rotorcraft. For part of this time, he was also an FAA Flight Instructor and Charter Pilot for fixed base operators in Texas and California. He has also served as a deputy marshal and a sergeant for the San Bernardino County Marshal’s Office from 1976 to 1987.
Harrison was raised in the Inland Empire. He was greatly influenced by his grandparents, who lived on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Oklahoma.
Together with his wife, he has volunteered with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, rehabilitating injured birds, reptiles, and mammals in the Inland Empire.