The Honorable Paul P. Burdick

Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department 5

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The Hon. Paul P. Burdick is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on February 7, 2006, filling a vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Arthur Danner III (deceased).

Burdick earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Clara. He then received a J.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He began his legal career in 1979. He worked as an associate at Britton & Jackson, which held a contract as the county’s public defender firm. Ten years later, he left the firm and joined Dunlap & Burdick, where he worked as an associate until his appointment to the bench in 2006. Throughout his legal career, Burdick specialized in criminal law as well as personal injury law.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul P. Burdick

Recent Rulings by Hon. Paul P. Burdick

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