The Hon. Barry Baskin is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California. He was appointed to the bench by former California Governor Gray Davis in 2002.
Judge Baskin received his law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 1973, Judge Baskin was the managing partner of the law firm of Baskin & Partners in South Africa. He practiced business litigation and family law.
In 1987, he emigrated from South Africa to Walnut Creek, California. He joined the firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro as an associate handling antitrust and intellectual property issues.
In 1989, he joined Farrow, Bramson, Baskin & Plutzik. He became a partner in 1990 and was lead trial counsel at the firm prior to his appointment to the bench.
Judge Baskin is a Democrat.