The Honorable Matthew C. Perantoni

Riverside County Superior Court, Department J4


The Hon. Matthew C. Perantoni is a judge for the Riverside County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2012.

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Perantoni graduated with his B.A. in political science from the University of Delaware. He went on to earn his J.D. from Whittier Law School.

Perantoni began his legal career at the Law Offices of Katz and Block, where he worked as an attorney for one year.

He then joined the Riverside County Public Defender's Office in 1989, where he would serve as a deputy public defender for sixteen years. He left the P.D.'s office when he was selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Riverside County Superior Court in 2005. He would hold that position until his appointment to the bench in 2012.

While on the bench, Judge Perantoni has presided over a dependency calendar assignment at the Riverside Juvenile Court.

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