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Judicial Assignments

Ventura Courthouse


The Ventura Courthouse (Hall of Justice) is located at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California.  [Map]

The following judicial assignments are effective as of January 30, 2023.

CourtroomJudicial OfficerTitleCalendar Type
10Hon. Kristi J. PearisoJudgeCriminal
11Hon. Paul W. FeldmanCommissionerCriminal, PROS
12Hon. Patricia M. MurphyJudgeCriminal Early Disposition Conferences
13Hon. Nancy L. Ayers
JudgeMental Health Calendar
14Hon. Ryan J. WrightSupervising Criminal JudgeMaster Criminal Calendar, Preliminary Hearings
20Hon. Matthew P. GuascoAssistant Presiding JudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
21Hon. Jeffrey G. BennettJudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
22Hon. Kevin G. DeNocePresiding JudgeMandatory Settlement Conferences
22BKelly BerlingeriCase Management AttorneyCivil Case Management Hearings
23Hon. Bruce A. YoungJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
24Hon. Michele M. CastilloJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
25Hon. Catherine M. VoelkerJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
26Hon. Derek D. MalanJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
27Hon. Paul W. BaellyJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
31Hon. Rocky J. BaioJudgeFamily Law
32Hon. Michael S. LiefJudgeFamily Law
33Hon. Charmaine H. BuehnerJudgeFamily Law
34

Hon. R. Paul Kawai

CommissionerFamily Law, Domestic Violence & Harassment Hearings
35Hon. JoAnn JohnsonSupervising Family Law JudgeFamily Law
36Vacant  
37Hon. David M. HirschJudgeCriminal - Domestic Violence, Drug Court
40Hon. Mark S. BorrellJudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
41Hon. Ronda J. McKaigJudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
42Hon. Henry J. WalshJudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
43Hon. Benjamin F. CoatsSupervising Civil JudgeCivil Trials, Law & Motion
44Vacant  
45Hon. Maureen M. HouskaJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
46Hon. Anthony J. SaboJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
47Hon. David R. WorleyJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
48Hon. Gilbert A. RomeroJudgeCriminal Jury Trials

Appellate Division

Judicial OfficerTitle
Hon. Benjamin F. CoatsPresiding Appellate Judge
Hon. Charmaine H. BuehnerJudge
Hon. Derek D. MalanJudge
Hon. Ronda J. McKaigJudge


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