The Honorable Carlos R. Gutierrez

Solano County Superior Court, Department 9


The Hon. Carlos R. Gutierrez is a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Ramona J. Garrett (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Gutierrez graduated with his B.A. in criminal justice and ethnic studies from California State University, Sacramento in 1979. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1983.

After law school, Gutierrez became a sole practitioner, opening his own law firm in 1984. Ten years later, he took on other partners, merging his law practice into Bernheim, Gutierrez, Levin, and McCready, which would later become Bernheim, Gutierrez, and McCready. During his twenty-two year tenure there, Gutierrez handled both criminal and civil cases. He also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Office of Administrative Hearings and as a judge pro tem with the Solano County Courts. He would remain with the firm until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2016.

While on the bench, Judge Gutierrez has presided over the Criminal Division at the Solano Law and Justice Center.

Judge Gutierrez was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. He grew up in Dixon, California. As an active member of his community, Gutierrez has served as a youth soccer coach and was also a member of the Dixon Unified School District Board of Trustees.

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