The Honorable Matthew G. Guerrero

San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department 8


The Hon. Matthew G. Guerrero is a judge for the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. John A. Trice.

Guerrero earned a B.A. from California State University, San Bernardino. He then completed a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1999.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Guerrero was a sole practitioner in his own private practice since 2002. He specialized in public defense, contracting his services to Maguire and Ashbaugh from 2002 to 2017 as well as the California Parole Advocacy Program from 2005 to 2011.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oceano Community Services District as well as the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District.

Guerrero is registered as a Democrat.

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