The Honorable Charles J. Koosed

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 51

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The Hon. Charles J. Koosed is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007.

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Koosed received his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern School of Law.

Koosed worked in private practice from 1994 to 2005.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, he had served as a court commissioner for the Riverside County Superior Court for two years.

While on the bench, Judge Koosed served as a supervising judge and a presiding judge for the Riverside Juvenile Court and has also presided over a criminal trials calendar at the Hall of Justice. During his time on the Juvenile Court, Judge Koosed was a proponent of the Riverside Youth Court Program. The program, created in 2004, is a court for first-time juvenile offenders that is run by their peers, who act as judge, jury, defense and opposing counsel, and staff of the court.

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