The Hon. Robert S. Burns is a judge for the Kings County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Peter M. Schultz (Ret.).
He is a registered Democrat.
Judge Burns received his B.A. from San Jose State University. He went on to earn his J.D. from Santa Clara Unversity School of Law.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Burns spent his entire legal career as a prosecutor. He first worked as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office beginning in 1990. Four years later he became a deputy in Kings County. He served in that capacity until 2006 when he was elevated to the position of chief trial deputy district attorney with the Kings County D.A.'s Office. He would hold that position until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2010.
While on the bench, Judge Burns has served as the Assistant Presiding Judge of the Court. He also presided over the 2018 grand jury selection for Kings County.
Sep 12, 2018 |  Kings County
Defendant Adventist Health-Hanford, Dr. Stewart and Sequoia Surgical Specialist Medical Group motions for summary judgment are granted. The court finds that plaintiff’s complaint for medical malpractice is barred by the one year after discovery portion of the statute of limitations. (Code Civ. Proc. §340.5...
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