The Honorable Richard J. Guiliani

San Joaquin County Superior Court, Department 8C


The Hon. Richard J. Guiliani is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1996.

Guiliani was drafted into the U.S. Marines in 1970. After completing his military service, he began attending college at the University of San Francisco, where he graduated with his B.A. in sociology. During college, Guiliani worked as a corrections officer at both the San Quentin and Soledad State Prisons. He ultimately decided to pursue his law degree and went on to earn his J.D. from Humphreys University Drivon School of Law in 1979.

After law school, Guiliani joined the San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office in 1980. He left the P.D.'s office in 1992 to enter into private practice but quickly returned to his work as a deputy public defender later that same year.

Guiliani was also appointed to serve as a court commissioner for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in 1992. He would hold that position until his appointment to the bench in 1996.

During his tenure on the Superior Court, Judge Guiliani served as a Presiding Judge of the Court from 2005 to 2007 and has served on the Court's Executive Committee. He has also presided in the Criminal Department.

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