The Honorable Robert D. McGuiness

Alameda County Superior Court

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Alameda County Superior Court, Department 21 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-267-6937

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Honorable Robert D. McGuiness is a judge for the Superior Court of Alameda County in California, appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. In 2014, McGuiness ran for re-election to the Alameda County Superior Court. As an unopposed incumbent, he was re-elected without appearing on the ballot for a term that expires in January of 2021.

Prior to becoming a judge for the Superior Court of Alameda County, McGuiness was a sole practitioner for over 22 years. He specialized in civil and family law.


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