The Honorable Richard Y. Lee

Orange County Superior Court

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Orange County Superior Court, Department C32 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (657) 622–5232

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Richard Y. Lee is a judge of the Superior Court of Orange County in California. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Lee to the court on August 11, 2010 to fill the vacancy of Judge Josephine S. Tucker.[1] Lee won the primary election on June 5, 2018.

Prior to joining the court, Lee served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California since 2001. From 1998 to 2001, Lee worked in the private practice of law. Before this, he was a research attorney for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County from 1997 to 1998.

2018 Election: Due to lack of opposition, this election did not appear on the ballot. Incumbent Richard Lee ran unopposed in the race for Orange County Superior Court Office 18.

2012 Election: Lee ran for re-election to the superior court in 2012. As an unopposed incumbent, his name did not appear on the ballot. After the primary election, Lee was automatically re-elected.


  • Assistant US Attorney at Central District of California (2001 to 2010)
  • Attorney at Private Practice (1998 to 2001)
  • Research Attorney at Superior Court of Los Angeles County (1997 to 1998)