The Honorable David A. Gunn

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 61


The Hon. David A. Gunn is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009.

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Gunn received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

After law school, Gunn worked as a deputy district attorney for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for five years beginning in 1982.

He then left the public sector to enter into solo practice, where he would specialize in criminal law. During his twenty-year tenure in private practice, Gunn would also work under contract as an attorney with the Conflict Defense Panel.

He re-entered the public arena in 2007 when he went to work for the San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office. He would remain there until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2009. At the time of his appointment, Gunn was serving as a supervisor for the P.D.'s Homicide Defense Unit.

While on the bench, Judge Gunn has presided over the Felony Vertical Calendar Department at the Hall of Justice in Riverside.

Judge Gunn, who hails from Newton Iowa, was adopted as a baby. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking and watching old movies.

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