The Hon. Stuart M. Rice is a judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July of 2005. He filled the vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Thomas L. Willhite to the Court of Appeals.
He is a registered Democrat.
Judge Rice graduated magna cum laude with his B.A. in history from Tufts University in 1975. He went on to earn his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1978.
After graduating from law school, Rice joined the law firm of Gottlieb, Gottlieb, and Stein in 1978 as an associate. He practiced with the firm until 1983 when he joined the law firm Rice and Rothenberg as a senior partner. He was elected a court commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2003. He remained in that position until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2005.
Some of his many memberships have included the American Inns of Court, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Judges Association, the Long Beach Bar Association, the State Bar Board of Governors, the California Court Commissioners Association, and the California Young Lawyers Association.
In 2012 Judge Rice received the MacFaden Judge of the Year Award from the South Bay Bar Association.
J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law (1978)
B.A. from Tufts University (History)
Court commissioner at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (2003 to 2005)
Senior Partner at Rice and Rothenberg
Associate at Gottlieb, Gottlieb, and Stein (1978 to 1983)