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The Honorable Paul P. Burdick

Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

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Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (831) 420­-2200


The Hon. Paul P. Burdick is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on February 7, 2006, filling a vacancy created by the death of the Hon. Arthur Danner III (deceased).

Burdick earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Clara. He then received a J.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He began his legal career in 1979. He worked as an associate at Britton & Jackson, which held a contract as the county’s public defender firm. Ten years later, he left the firm and joined Dunlap & Burdick, where he worked as an associate until his appointment to the bench in 2006. Throughout his legal career, Burdick specialized in criminal law as well as personal injury law.

He is registered as a Democrat.


J.D. from University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor's degree from University of Santa Clara


Associate at Dunlap & Burdick in Santa Cruz County, California (1989 to 2006)

Associate at Britton & Jackson (1979 to 1989)

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