The Honorable Sharon J. Waters

Riverside County Superior Court


The Honorable Sharon J. Waters is a judge for the Superior Court of Riverside County in California. She was first appointed to the Court in 1998. Judge Waters served as presiding judge of the court in 2005 and 2006.

She received her undergraduate degree from the California State University at Long Beach and her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law. Prior to being appointed to the bench, her primary area of practice was appeals and writs both in private practice and as a research attorney at the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two.

Judge Waters was elected to a full term after running unopposed in 2008. As an unopposed incumbent, she was automatically re-elected without appearing on the ballot in 2014.


  • J.D. from McGeorge School of Law (1981) (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A. from California State University, Long Beach (1977)