The Honorable Irma Poole Asberry

Riverside County Superior Court, Department 5

Biography

The Hon. Irma Poole Asberry is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas Douglass, Jr. (Ret.). At the time of her appointment, Judge Asberry held the distinction of being the first African American female judge to serve in Riverside County.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Asberry received her B.S. from the University of California, Riverside in 1976. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1979.

After law school, Asberry joined the law firm of Butterwick, Bright, Pettis & Cunnison, where she practiced bankruptcy law. At the time of her departure from the firm in 1988, Asberry was serving as a partner and had transitioned into the practice of family law. Asberry then opened her own firm, where she continued in the practice of bankruptcy and family law. She remained in that capacity until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2007.

While on the bench, Judge Asberry has presided over a civil calendar at the Historic Courthouse.

She has been an active member of the Riverside County Bar Association and also served as its past-president.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Irma Poole Asberry

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Overruled. Defendants are to file their Answer within 20 days of the date of this order. The Court continued hearing on this motion three times in light of Defendants’ failure to file a declaration in accordance with CCP § 430.41(a)(3). On 8-12-19, Defendants’ counsel filed a declaration detailing the part...

  • AUTRY VS GENTILE

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Continued to 9-12-19 at 8:30 a.m, pursuant to CCP §437c(h) to allow Plaintiffs to depose Defendant Catherine Louise Gentile as previously ordered by this Court. The parties stipulated to new date at the hearing of 8-19-19.

    ...

  • POSTI JR VS CITY OF SAN JACINTO

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Granted as to relief requested pursuant to CCP § 473(b) and the order issued on 6-20-19 is set aside and hearing on the Demurrer of Ramona Human Society is set for hearing on 9-6-19 at 8:30 a.m., Department 5. Plaintiff is permitted to file the Opposition to the Demurrer. Although entitled a motion for rec...

  • AUTRY VS GENTILE

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Hearing on the MSJ is continued pursuant to CCP §437c(h) to allow Plaintiffs to depose Defendant Catherine Louise Gentile as previously ordered by this Court. At the hearing on 8-7-19, the parties stipulated that the deposition would occur on 8-20-19. Given the trial date of 9-20-19, the parties are to app...

  • DE LA TORRE VS NAMAZI

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Sustained without leave to amend as to the Second Cause of Action and sustained with 20 days leave to amend as the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixths Cause of Action. As to the Second Cause of Action: “Negligence per se is not an independent cause of action. The doctrine does not provide a private right of action f...

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Granted. The four motions involve the same meet and confer efforts, preparation time and reply time. The issues are essentially the same. The moving documents, including declarations provided were nearly identical. Moving party is awarded sanctions payable by Defendants in the amount of $935 (3.5 hr. X $25...

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    See Tentative Ruling No. 3 above.

    ...

  • VERGARA VS NISSAN

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Overruled. Defendant is to file its Answer within 30 days of the date of this order. Plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to state a cause of action for fraudulent inducement – concealment pursuant to CCP Section 430.10 as detailed in paragraphs 17-67.” Complaint, ¶143. Paragraphs 17 through 55, for th...

  • SHENNAWAY VS ATLAS

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Moot in light of the ruling on the Demurrer.

    ...

  • THE MORENO VALLEY VS ROBBINS

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Denied on procedural and substantive grounds. Defendant failed to provide the mandatory separate statement and admissible evidence CCP §437c(b)(1). Plaintiff’s evidentiary objections are sustained. CCP §437c(b)(1) provides in pertinent part: “The supporting papers shall include a separate statement setting...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Irma Poole Asberry

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Overruled. Defendants are to file their Answer within 20 days of the date of this order. The Court continued hearing on this motion three times in light of Defendants’ failure to file a declaration in accordance with CCP § 430.41(a)(3). On 8-12-19, Defendants’ counsel filed a declaration detailing the part...

  • AUTRY VS GENTILE

    Aug 20, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Continued to 9-12-19 at 8:30 a.m, pursuant to CCP §437c(h) to allow Plaintiffs to depose Defendant Catherine Louise Gentile as previously ordered by this Court. The parties stipulated to new date at the hearing of 8-19-19.

    ...

  • POSTI JR VS CITY OF SAN JACINTO

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Granted as to relief requested pursuant to CCP § 473(b) and the order issued on 6-20-19 is set aside and hearing on the Demurrer of Ramona Human Society is set for hearing on 9-6-19 at 8:30 a.m., Department 5. Plaintiff is permitted to file the Opposition to the Demurrer. Although entitled a motion for rec...

  • AUTRY VS GENTILE

    Aug 19, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Hearing on the MSJ is continued pursuant to CCP §437c(h) to allow Plaintiffs to depose Defendant Catherine Louise Gentile as previously ordered by this Court. At the hearing on 8-7-19, the parties stipulated that the deposition would occur on 8-20-19. Given the trial date of 9-20-19, the parties are to app...

  • DE LA TORRE VS NAMAZI

    Aug 16, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Sustained without leave to amend as to the Second Cause of Action and sustained with 20 days leave to amend as the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixths Cause of Action. As to the Second Cause of Action: “Negligence per se is not an independent cause of action. The doctrine does not provide a private right of action f...

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Granted. The four motions involve the same meet and confer efforts, preparation time and reply time. The issues are essentially the same. The moving documents, including declarations provided were nearly identical. Moving party is awarded sanctions payable by Defendants in the amount of $935 (3.5 hr. X $25...

  • YANG VS SUNLIGHT 2266 LLC

    Aug 15, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    See Tentative Ruling No. 3 above.

    ...

  • VERGARA VS NISSAN

    Aug 14, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Overruled. Defendant is to file its Answer within 30 days of the date of this order. Plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to state a cause of action for fraudulent inducement – concealment pursuant to CCP Section 430.10 as detailed in paragraphs 17-67.” Complaint, ¶143. Paragraphs 17 through 55, for th...

  • SHENNAWAY VS ATLAS

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Moot in light of the ruling on the Demurrer.

    ...

  • THE MORENO VALLEY VS ROBBINS

    Aug 13, 2019 |  Riverside County, CA

    Denied on procedural and substantive grounds. Defendant failed to provide the mandatory separate statement and admissible evidence CCP §437c(b)(1). Plaintiff’s evidentiary objections are sustained. CCP §437c(b)(1) provides in pertinent part: “The supporting papers shall include a separate statement setting...

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