The Honorable John R. Soldati

San Joaquin County Superior Court, Department 7B / 9D


The Hon. John R. Soldati is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. He was initially elected to the bench in June 2018 and was subsequently appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in October of that same year. His appointment allowed Judge Soldati to assume the judicial position immediately. Upon his appointment, he filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. David P. Warner (Ret.).

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Soldati graduated with his B.A. in philosophy from St. Mary's College of California. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1998.

Soldati began his legal career at the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office where he worked as a deputy district attorney for eight years. While there, Soldati would help prosecute thefts, burglaries, sex crimes, drug offenses, assaults, and other criminal matters.

Then, in 2006, Soldati left the D.A.'s office to open his own private practice. While a sole practitioner, Soldati specialized in criminal defense, personal injury, restraining orders, and civil commitment cases. He remained in that capacity until he was selected to serve as a San Joaquin County court commissioner in 2016.

Soldati has also taught ethics and criminal constitutional procedure as an adjunct professor at Humphreys University Drivon School of Law.

While on the bench, Judge Soldati has presided in the Criminal and Juvenile Dependency Divisions of the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

A native of California, Judge Soldati was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court, he was residing in Stockton with his wife Lucy and their six children.

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