Judge Rosemary T. McGuire | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Rosemary T. McGuire

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 403 (website)

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Fresno County Superior Court, Department 403 (website)

Clerk phone: 559-457-6316


The Hon. Rosemary T. McGuire is a judge on the Superior Court of Fresno County, California. She was appointed to the bench in December 2010 by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill a newly created seat. She was automatically re-elected after running unopposed in 2012.

Judge McGuire received her J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California in 1994.

After law school, McGuire first became an associate at Eldridge, Anderson, and Weakley and then later a partner at Weakley, Ratliff, Arendt & McGuire. While in practice she focused on torts and civil litigation.

McGuire has had career experience handling civil rights litigation, police liability, child protective services liability as well as cases involving the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and Proposition 65. She is admitted to practice in several courts in both the state and federal system including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Supreme Court.

McGuire has been a member of numerous legal organizations including the planning committee for the Eastern District of California District Conference, the Northern California Defense Counsel Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Fresno County Bar Association, the Fresno County Women Lawyers and an attorney representative for the Eastern District of California for the Ninth Circuit.

She has held positions on the Board of Directors for two organizations namely the San Joaquin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She has been on the board of trustees for the Fresno County Law Library Board of Trustees and the Board of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

During her time on the bench, she has also presented at National Business Institute seminars on the subjects of family law and civil law.

Outside of court Judge McGuire enjoys spending time with her family. For hobbies she enjoys golf, traveling, and reading.


J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law (1994)


Judge at Fresno County Superior Court in Fresno County, California (from 2010)

Partner at Weakley, Arendt and McGuire (2009 to 2010)

Partner at Weakley, Ratliff, Arendt and McGuire (2001 to 2008)

Attorney at Weakley and Ratliff (1997 to 2000)

Attorney at Eldridge, Anderson and Weakley (1994 to 1996)

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