The Honorable Cheryl C. Murphy

Riverside County Superior Court, Department J3


The Hon. Cheryl C. Murphy is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey Prevost (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Murphy received her B.S. from San Diego State University. She went on to earn her J.D. from Western State College of Law.

Murphy practiced as an associate at the Law Offices of Tuckerman and Thompson from 1990 to 1996 and at the Rancho Law Center from 1997 to 1999. She then entered into solo practice, opening her own law firm, where she practiced until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2018.

While on the bench, Judge Murphy has presided over a dependency calendar assignment at the Riverside Juvenile Court.

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