Ventura County Superior Court, Department 46 (website)
Clerk phone: +1 (805) 289-8900
Criminal: +1 (805) 289-8545
Appeals: +1 (805) 289-8527
The Hon. Rocky J. Baio is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench on June 18, 2014, by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Barbara A. Lane (Ret.).
He is a registered Democrat.
Judge Baio graduated with his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to earn his J.D. from the Western State College of Law.
Baio began his legal career in solo practice in 1979. Then, in 1982, he became an associate at Rosenmund, Baio, and Morrow, where he would be named a partner in 1987. During his time in private practice, Baio specialized in family law, estate planning, unlawful detainer, and civil litigation.
He became a court commissioner for the Ventura County Superior Court in 2010. While there, Baio would serve as a Title IV-Child Support Commissioner. He held that position until his appointment to the bench in 2014.
After his appointment to the bench, Judge Baio was assigned to a criminal jury trials calendar and also presided over the Appellate Division.
In his free time, Baio enjoys backpacking in the Sierras.
J.D. from Western State College of Law
B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)
Court Commissioner at Ventura County Superior Court in Ventura County, California (2010 to 2014)
Partner at Rosenmund, Baio, and Morrow in Ventura County, California (1987 to 2010)
Associate at Rosenmund, Baio, and Morrow in Ventura County, California (1982 to 1987)
Sole Practitioner at Private practice (1979 to 1982)