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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 1, 2024.

CourtroomJudicial OfficerTitleCalendar Type
10Hon. R. Paul KawaiCommissionerCriminal
11Hon. David M. HirschJudgeCriminal, PROS
12Hon. R. Paul KawaiCommissionerCriminal Early Disposition Conferences
13Hon. Kristi J. Peariso
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. BennettJudge Civil Trials, Law & Motion, Unlawful Detainers
22Hon. Kevin G. DeNocePresiding JudgeMandatory Settlement Conferences
23Hon. Nancy L. AyersJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
24Hon. Paul FeldmanJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
25Hon. Catherine M. VoelkerJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
26Hon. Marine DermadzhyanJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
27Hon. Paul W. BaellyJudgeCriminal Jury Trials
31Hon. Rocky J. BaioJudgeFamily Law
32Hon. Michael S. LiefJudgeFamily Law
33Hon. Charmaine H. BuehnerJudgeFamily Law
34Hon. Amy Van Sickle Commissioner Family Law
35Hon. Michele M. CastilloJudgeFamily Law, Domestic Violence & Harassment Hearings
36Hon. JoAnn JohnsonSupervising Family Law JudgeFamily Law
37Hon. Patricia M. MurphyJudgeCriminal - 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. Derek D. MalanJudgeCriminal Jury Trials

Appellate Division

Judicial OfficerTitle
Hon. Ronda J. McKaigPresiding Appellate Judge
Hon. Charmaine H. BuehnerJudge
Hon. Derek D. MalanJudge
Hon. Catherine M. VoelkerJudge


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