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The Honorable Richard E. Best

San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


The Hon. Richard E. Best (Ret.) served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. He was appointed by the court in 1974, tasked with presiding over collections, antitrust, landlord-tenant, trade secret, employment, and securities cases. He retired in 2003.

Best attended Columbia University School of Law, where he earned a J.D. in 1968.


J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (1968)


Court Commissioner at Superior Court of California in San Francisco County, California (1974 to 2003)

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