The Honorable Craig G. Riemer

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 1

Biography

The Hon. Craig G. Riemer is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2003. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Janice McIntyre (Ret.).

Judge Riemer graduated with honors with his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1977. During college, he worked as an intern for the Riverside County Public Defender's Office as well as for former California State Assemblyman Dennis Mangers. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1980.

Riemer began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Swarner and Fitzgerald. During his short time there, Riemer practiced general civil litigation. In 1982, he became a partner at Babcock and Cappelli, where his practice involved real property and commercial litigation. He also practiced as an associate at Dye, Thomas, Luebs, and Mort from 1985 to 1990, where he continued in his practice of civil litigation.

He left private practice in 1990, to serve as a senior appellate court attorney for the Hon. Art W. McKinster, an associate justice with the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District. During his thirteen-years there, Riemer helped research and draft opinions for the court concerning civil, criminal, juvenile, probate and family law appeals. He was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2003.

While on the bench, Judge Riemer has presided over criminal, civil, and probate trials. He has also presided on the appellate panel and the drug court.

His memberships have included the California Judges Association, the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, the Riverside chapter of the American Inns of Court, and past-president of the Riverside County Bar Association.

He has served on the board of directors for the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations and also served as chair of the Conference's Resolution's Committee.

His professional committees have included the Temporary Judges Committee, the Civil Law Advisory Committee, and the Riverside Superior Court's Executive Committee.

He has served as a volunteer for the Riverside Youth Center and as a presiding judge for collegiate mock trial competitions.

Riemer has also taught continuing legal education programs for the California Center for Judicial Education and Research.

A native of California, he was born in Fullerton and moved to Riverside from Los Angeles in 1980.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Craig G. Riemer

  • GAUNTLETT VS LONG

    Aug 22, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    No tentative. Court does not have sufficient information to allow evaluation of factors under CRC Rule 3.1332(c). Counsel to appear telephonically or in person to answer questions for the court.

    ...

  • COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE VS NAVA

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion is granted. This case is consolidated with Case Number PSC 1901061 entitled Efrain Santos v. Humberto G. Castro doing business as Castro Trucking, et. al. Case Number PSC 1900294 is designated as the lead case and all further documents shall be filed in the Department to which it is as...

  • FIELDS VS RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court has no tentative ruling on the plaintiff’s unopposed motion to continue trial from October 25, 2019, to February or April of 2020. Counsel shall appear at the hearing prepared to address the following issues: 1. What is the estimated length of the trial? 2. Should the trial date be advanced rathe...

  • SANTANA VS DIAZ

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion of defendant McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., to continue the trial from October 11, 2019, to January of 2020 is denied. Analysis: There is no evidence that the remaining discovery cannot be completed in time for trial in October. Even if it there were, there is no evidence from...

  • LEITAN VS MCNAIR

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion for trial preference is denied. Analysis: There is no declaration in support of the motion, as required both by Code of Civil Procedure sections 36 and 36.5 and by California Rules of Court, rule 3.1335(b).

    ...

  • SANDOVAL VS DAVITA

    Aug 12, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion to continue the trial and the MSC is granted. The trial is continued to December 6, 2019, at 8:30 A.M., in Department 1. All parties are to be present at that date, time, and place. The mandatory settlement conference is continued to October 28, 2019, at 8:30 A.M., in Department 12. Al...

  • AQLEH VS TARGET CORPORATION

    Aug 9, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    No tentative ruling issued. Appearances required.

    ...

  • TIFFANIE MOORE VS KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH

    Aug 7, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court grants the motion to continue trial. Trial is continued from 10-18-19 to 11-1-19. All discovery deadlines, and deadlines for motions to compel discovery, that are measured from the trial date shall be measured from the new trial date. Analysis: There is still no competent evidence concerning the ...

  • AGUIRRE V DOLJANIN

    Aug 6, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The plaintiff’s motion to bifurcate the trial into two phases is denied. Analysis: The plaintiff’s motion is premised on the assertion that the jury’s decision in the liability phase will be all or nothing. The Court is not persuaded that the premise is true. Even if the jury finds that the plaintiff was w...

  • EXTERES CORPORATION VS THE CONNECTIONS GROUP

    Aug 5, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court has no complete tentative ruling at this time. The parties shall appear either in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer. As to the request for a continuance of trial, the Court needs additional information about the necessity of this defendant to appear at trial. The stipulation says that he is ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Craig G. Riemer

  • GAUNTLETT VS LONG

    Aug 22, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    No tentative. Court does not have sufficient information to allow evaluation of factors under CRC Rule 3.1332(c). Counsel to appear telephonically or in person to answer questions for the court.

    ...

  • COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE VS NAVA

    Aug 21, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion is granted. This case is consolidated with Case Number PSC 1901061 entitled Efrain Santos v. Humberto G. Castro doing business as Castro Trucking, et. al. Case Number PSC 1900294 is designated as the lead case and all further documents shall be filed in the Department to which it is as...

  • FIELDS VS RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court has no tentative ruling on the plaintiff’s unopposed motion to continue trial from October 25, 2019, to February or April of 2020. Counsel shall appear at the hearing prepared to address the following issues: 1. What is the estimated length of the trial? 2. Should the trial date be advanced rathe...

  • SANTANA VS DIAZ

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion of defendant McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., to continue the trial from October 11, 2019, to January of 2020 is denied. Analysis: There is no evidence that the remaining discovery cannot be completed in time for trial in October. Even if it there were, there is no evidence from...

  • LEITAN VS MCNAIR

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion for trial preference is denied. Analysis: There is no declaration in support of the motion, as required both by Code of Civil Procedure sections 36 and 36.5 and by California Rules of Court, rule 3.1335(b).

    ...

  • SANDOVAL VS DAVITA

    Aug 12, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The unopposed motion to continue the trial and the MSC is granted. The trial is continued to December 6, 2019, at 8:30 A.M., in Department 1. All parties are to be present at that date, time, and place. The mandatory settlement conference is continued to October 28, 2019, at 8:30 A.M., in Department 12. Al...

  • AQLEH VS TARGET CORPORATION

    Aug 9, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    No tentative ruling issued. Appearances required.

    ...

  • TIFFANIE MOORE VS KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH

    Aug 7, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court grants the motion to continue trial. Trial is continued from 10-18-19 to 11-1-19. All discovery deadlines, and deadlines for motions to compel discovery, that are measured from the trial date shall be measured from the new trial date. Analysis: There is still no competent evidence concerning the ...

  • AGUIRRE V DOLJANIN

    Aug 6, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The plaintiff’s motion to bifurcate the trial into two phases is denied. Analysis: The plaintiff’s motion is premised on the assertion that the jury’s decision in the liability phase will be all or nothing. The Court is not persuaded that the premise is true. Even if the jury finds that the plaintiff was w...

  • EXTERES CORPORATION VS THE CONNECTIONS GROUP

    Aug 5, 2019 |  Judge Craig G. Riemer |  Riverside County, CA

    The Court has no complete tentative ruling at this time. The parties shall appear either in person or by CourtCall, as they prefer. As to the request for a continuance of trial, the Court needs additional information about the necessity of this defendant to appear at trial. The stipulation says that he is ...

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