The Hon. Barry Baskin is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California. He was appointed to the bench by former California Governor Gray Davis in 2002.
Judge Baskin received his law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 1973, Judge Baskin was the managing partner of the law firm of Baskin & Partners in South Africa. He practiced business litigation and family law.
In 1987, he emigrated from South Africa to Walnut Creek, California. He joined the firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro as an associate handling antitrust and intellectual property issues.
In 1989, he joined Farrow, Bramson, Baskin & Plutzik. He became a partner in 1990 and was lead trial counsel at the firm prior to his appointment to the bench.
Judge Baskin is a Democrat.
Law Degree from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (1978) (Johannesburg, ZA)
Partner at Farrow, Bramson, Baskin & Plutzik in Contra Costa County, California (1989 to 2002)
Associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in Contra Costa County, California (1987 to 1989)
Law Clerk at Baskin & Partners in South Africa (1973 to 1986)
Managing Partner at Baskin & Partners in South Africa (1973 to 1986)