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The Honorable Emily A. Benjamini

Riverside County Superior Court, Department - (website)

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Riverside County Superior Court, Department - (website)

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The Hon. Emily A. Benjamini is a judge on the Superior Court of Riverside County in California. She was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on October 11, 2018.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Helios J. Hernandez. She is a Democrat.

Benjamini specializes in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, and Juvenile Law. She has been involved with California Public Defender's Association since 1996.

Her husband is the Hon. Dean Benjamini, who is also a a Judge in the Superior Court of Riverside County in California.


J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law (1992)

B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1989) (Major in English, minor in Communications)


Associate at Lincoln, Gustafson and Cercos (1992 to 1994)

Associate at Slovak and Baron (1994 to 1996)

Deputy public defender at Law Offices of the Riverside County Public Defender (1996 to 2004)

Attorney at Law Offices of Jenny L. Doling (from 2005)

Attorney at Benjamini and Benjamini (2014 to 2005)

Sole practitioner at Emily A. Benjamini (2014 to 2018)

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