The Honorable Gilbert A. Romero

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 25


The Hon. Gilbert A. Romero is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2012 by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Edward F. Brodie (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Romero received his B.A. from California State University, Northridge. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1998.

He began a clerkship with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office in 1998 before being hired on full-time as a deputy district attorney in 1999. Then, in 2007, Romero was named a senior deputy district attorney for the Ventura D.A.'s office. While there, he helped investigate fraud and white-collar crimes. He also prosecuted sexual assault and domestic violence cases.

Romero was born and raised in Ventura County. His maternal grandmother, who helped raise him, served as his inspiration and motivation to pursue a legal career. She worked tirelessly as a field laborer and still found time to devote to him.

As an homage to his grandmother's legacy, as well as his affinity for the area he grew up in, Romero was determined to be an active volunteer in Ventura. He has served as a volunteer for the Upward Bound Program, the Mock Trial program, the Boys and Girls Club, and also served as a mentor to youth in juvenile detention.

In 2017, Judge Romero received the Oxnard Knights of Columbus Public Safety Award.

In his free time, Judge Romero enjoys sailing and playing golf. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and son.

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