Judge Michael S. Groch | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Michael S. Groch

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-1502 (website)

Court Info

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-1502 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (619) 844-2152

Biography

The Hon. Michael S. Groch is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Yuri Hofmann.

Groch earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then received a J.D. from California Western School of Law in 1989.

Groch began his legal career in 1992. He first worked as a deputy district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney of Sacramento County. Then, in 1993, he joined the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County, where he served as a deputy district attorney until his appointment to the bench.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Rob Benzon Foundation.

He is registered as a Democrat.

Education

J.D. from California Western School of Law (1989)

B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Psychology)

Career

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Diego County, California (1993 to 2010)

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Sacramento County, California (1992 to 1993)

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