Judge Craig E. Arthur | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

Biography

The Hon. Craig E. Arthur is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on November 12, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Craig Robinson.

Arthur attended Orange Coast College, where he completed an A.A. He continued his studies at California State University, Long Beach, earning a B.A. He then received a J.D. from Western State University College of Law.

Arthur began his legal career as a deputy public defender with the Office of the Public Defender of Orange County in 1989. One year later, he joined the Law Office of Harold LaFlamme as an associate, a position he held until 2002. Between 1999 and 2005, Arthur also worked as an attorney in his own private practice. Then, in 2005, he was appointed as a commissioner to the Superior Court of Orange County.

He was a resident of Tustin, California at the time of his appointment to the bench.

He is registered to vote as a Democrat.

Education

A.A. from Orange Coast College

B.A. from California State University, Long Beach

J.D. from Western State University

Career

Commissioner at Superior Court of California in Orange County, California (2005 to 2014)

Attorney at Private Practice (1999 to 2005)

Associate at Law Office of Harold LaFlamme in Orange County, California (1990 to 2002)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in Orange County, California (1989 to 1990)

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