The Honorable Burke Strunsky

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 3N

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Biography

The Hon. Burke Strunsky is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in June 2016. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Sara Christian (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Strunsky received his B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1996. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1999.

Before attending college, Strunsky served as a White House intern during President Bill Clinton's administration.

After law school, Strunsky joined the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office, where he worked as a deputy district attorney for four years. He was also with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office starting in 2006, where he was serving as a senior deputy district attorney at the time of the election. During his tenure at the D.A.'s office, Strunsky would help prosecute child abuse, sex crimes, and homicides.

His experiences dealing with child abuse cases as a prosecutor would lead Strunsky, and his wife Géraldine, to co-found the non-profit organization known as Humanity of Justice Foundation in 2009. The program was created to provide resources to help combat child abuse across the nation. He also wrote a true-crime novel in 2014, and all of the proceeds generated from the sale of the book are donated to the foundation.

While on the bench, Judge Strunsky has presided over the Felony Vertical Calendar Department at the Larson Justice Center.