The Honorable Gary M. Bubis

San Diego County Superior Court, Department EC-18


The Hon. Gary M. Bubis is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Rafael Arreola.

Bubis earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree from California State University, San Diego. He also received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Bubis began his legal career as a partner at Menzies & Bubis, where he worked from 1980 to 1990.

He then left the private sector and joined the Office of County Counsel of San Diego County. After serving for two years as a deputy attorney, Bubis moved to the Office of the Public Defender of San Diego County to work as a deputy public defender.

Then, in 1997, he was selected to serve as a referee for the Superior Court of San Diego County, a position he held until his appointment to the bench.

He is registered as a Republican.

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