The Honorable Michael A. Camber

San Bernardino County Superior Court, Department V8


The Hon. Michael A. Camber is a judge for the Superior Court of San Bernardino County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown on November 2, 2017, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Barbara A. Buchholz.

Camber earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1983. He then completed a J.D. from Pepperdine University in 1986. He has also received an M.P.A. from California State University, San Bernardino.

He began his legal career as a deputy public defender in the Office of the Public Defender of Orange County in 1986.

Three years later, he left the Office of the Public Defender and entered private practice. He first worked as an associate at Hill, Genson, Even, Crandall & Wade. Then, in 1990, he started his own private practice, where he worked as a sole practitioner for the next six years.

Camber returned to the public sector in 1996. He joined the Office of the Alternate Defender of Orange County as a deputy alternate defender, eventually rising to senior deputy alternate defender in 2003. Then, in 2006, he moved to the Office of the Public Defender of San Bernardino County. During his eleven-year tenure there, he served as a supervising deputy public defender as well as a chief deputy public defender.

He is registered as a Democrat.

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