The Honorable Gregory S. Tavill

San Bernardino County Superior Court, Department S20


The Hon. Gregory S. Tavill is a judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino 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. Stephen Ashworth.

Tavill earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. He then completed a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1987.

He began his legal career in San Francisco in 1987. He first worked as an associate at Gordon & Rees, litigating insurance defense, civil rights, and product liability cases. Two years later, he moved to Shea Stokes in San Diego. He practiced there as an associate for the next ten years, primarily handling insurance matters.

Then, in 1999, he joined the Office of the District Attorney of San Bernardino County as a deputy district attorney. He held this position until his appointment to the bench, serving in its Hardcore Gang Prosecution Unit.

His memberships have included the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the Public Attorneys Association. He served as the director of the latter from 2002 to 2004.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America of Southwest California as well as United Way of San Diego County. He has also volunteered as a youth soccer referee for the American Youth Soccer Organization, and he has coached youth basketball in Upland and Rancho Cucamonga.

Tavill was born in Chicago Illinois.

He is registered as a Democrat.

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