The Honorable Peter B. Foor

Solano County Superior Court, Department retired

Biography

The Hon. Peter B. Foor (Ret.) was a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1997. He retired from the bench in June 2018.

Foor is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. After graduating from Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, Foor served as a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam. During his deployment, Foor, who was a platoon leader and company commander, led his troops in a firefight with the North Vietnamese army near Da Nang. During his military service, Foor also served as an Advanced Weapons Instructor and Battalion Legal Officer at Camp Pendleton.

Foor received his B.A. from Whittier College. He went on to earn his J.D. from Golden Gate University Law School.

Foor began his legal career as a Tulare County deputy district attorney in 1973.

Two years later, he would venture into solo practice, opening Foor and Killmer in 1975, where he handled both civil and criminal matters.

After seven years of practicing law, five of which he had spent in private practice, Foor took a hiatus from his legal career to become a commercial fisherman and pilot in Alaska.

Then, after returning to California three years later, Foor found his way back into the public sector, this time on the other side of the courtroom. He became a deputy public defender for the Solano County Public Defender's Office in 1984. During his thirteen-year tenure with the P.D.'s office, Foor would handle serious felony matters and also supervised the P.D.'s Felony Division. He remained there until his appointment to the Superior Court in 1997.

Some of his memberships have included the California State Bar, the Alaska State Bar, the California Public Defender's Association, and the California Attorney's for Criminal Justice.

Foor was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, but grew up in the Bay Area.