The Hon. Eric M. Nakata is a judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino County in California. He was initially appointed to the San Bernardino Municipal Court in 1995. He was then elevated to the Superior Court in 1998 upon court unification.
Nakata earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in 1978. He then completed a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1982.
He began his legal career as an attorney in private practice in 1982. Two years later, he entered the public sector, accepting a position as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of San Bernardino County. He held this position until his appointment to the bench.