The Honorable David M. Rubin

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-903


The Hon. David M. Rubin is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was elected to the bench in 2006.

Rubin earned a B.A. from Tulane University. He then continued his studies at Tulane Law School, where he completed a J.D.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Rubin served in the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County from 1986 to 2002. He started as a deputy district attorney, eventually rising to Assistant Chief Deputy of the North County Branch in 1998. During his tenure in the Office of the District Attorney, he prosecuted child abuse, sexual assault, and homicide cases, becoming nationally-recognized as an expert in the use of computer graphics in the courtroom.

He has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He has also taught at the Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

Rubin was named Outstanding Public Attorney by the San Diego County Bar Association (2001) and Prosecutor of the Year by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office (2006).

He has served as president of the California Judges Association. His other memberships have included the San Diegans Against Crime as well as the San Diego Psyche-Law Society.

Rubin is married to Todd F. Stevens, a partner at Keeney, Waite & Stevens. He spends his free time finding ways to support the arts in local schools.

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