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The Honorable Rick Brown

Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Court Info

Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Biography

Rick Brown is a retired judge of the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County, California.

Brown donned the black robe in service to Santa Barbara County for over 27 years where he implemented reforms to the courts system. He was initially elected to the Solvang Justice Court in 1976.
Brown served as presiding judge of Santa Maria courts complex.

Education

International Law from University of Paris, France (1970)

J.D. from UCLA Law School (1967)

B.A. from Stanford University (1964)

Career

Deputy City Attorney at Los Angeles City Attorney's Office in Los Angeles County, California (1970 to 1972)

Attorney at Private Practice (1972 to 1977)

Judge at Solvang Justice Court (1976 to 1995)

Judge at Santa Barbara County Municipal Court in Santa Barbara County, California (1995 to 1998)

Judge at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Barbara County, California (1998 to 2013)

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