The Honorable Raquel A. Marquez

Riverside County Superior Court

Court Info

Riverside County Superior Court, Department S-303 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (760) 904-5722

Courtroom Rules

Biography

Judge Márquez-Britsch’s parents had originally come to the United States as migrant farm workers. They eventually opened a restaurant in Sacramento, where their daughter, Raquel, attended Bishop Manogue High School. In 1983 and 1984, she participated in Mock Trial as a defense attorney. Two local prosecutors coached the team. Her all-girl team won at the county level competition and then competed at the state level where, she says, “for my efforts, I was lucky enough to receive Best Defense Attorney of the Year.” She went on to attend Santa Clara University, and then UCLA Law School. After 20 years of service as a prosecutor, in 2011 she became the first Latina appointed as a judge to the Riverside County Superior Court.

Education

  • Bachelor from Santa Clara University
  • JD from University of California, Los Angeles

Career

  • Deputy District Attorney at Riverside County (1991 to 2011)