The Honorable Sheila Recio

Orange County Superior Court, Department W11


The Hon. Sheila O. Recio is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on July 23, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thierry Patrick Colaw.

Recio earned a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then received a J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law.

Recio worked as a research attorney for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County from 1998 to 2000. She spent the next five years working as an associate at Morrison and Foerster. Then, in 2005, she joined the Superior Court of Orange County, where she worked as deputy general counsel, a senior research attorney, and counsel to the Presiding Judge. In 2018 she began serving as a commissioner for the Superior Court of Orange County.

Recio was a resident of Long Beach, California at the time of her appointment to the bench.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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