The Honorable David P. Warner

San Joaquin County Superior Court, Department retired


The Hon. David P. Warner (Ret.) was a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1997 and retired from the bench in May 2018. His vacancy was filled by the Hon. John R. Soldati.

Warner graduated with his B.A. in police science and administration from California State University, Sacramento. He went on to earn his J.D. from Humphreys University Drivon School of Law in 1975.

After graduating from law school, Warner entered into private practice. He first practiced as an associate for two San Joaquin County law firms before entering into solo practice at his own law firm in 1980. While in private practice, Warner was elected to serve as a city councilman for the City of Lodi in 1994 and a year later became the Mayor of the City of Lodi. He was serving in that capacity when he received the call to the bench in 1997.

During his tenure on the bench, Warner served as a Presiding Judge and an Assistant Presiding Judge of the Court. He was also a member of the Court's Executive Committee.

Some of Warner's favorite outdoor activities include bicycling and diving for abalone.

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