The Hon. Marcos R. Camacho is a judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jerold L. Turner.
Camacho passed the State Bar of California in 1986 without attending law school. He participated in the Law Office Study Program of the State Bar of California, which allows students to read law under the apprenticeship of an experienced attorney. Camacho studied under Ellen Eggers, an attorney in the United Farm Workers of American Legal Apprenticeship Program.
He began his legal career as an associate at Lyons, Macri-Ortiz, Schneider, Dunphy, and Camacho in 1987.
Then, two years later, he became general counsel for the United Farm Workers Union, which was then led by Cesar Chavez. He supplemented this work with his own private practice, where he handled criminal, family, immigration, and employment matters.
Camacho was born in raised in Dinuba, California. His parents were farm workers, and, as a child, he spent his summers working alongside them in the fields.
He was a resident of Bakersfield at the time of his appointment.
He is registered as a Democrat.