Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Superior Court Judge Steven R. Denton Retires

San Diego Superior Court Judge Steven R. Denton announced his retirement today. His last day on the bench will be Friday, June 21. When appointed in 2001 by Gov. Gray Davis, Judge Denton brought over 25 years of civil private practice experience to the bench, according to a Superior Court press release and was a 1975 USD law graduate.

Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta said by press release:
Judge Denton will be sorely missed by his colleagues and the public he has served so admirably over the last 12 years. His experience, breadth of legal knowledge, decisiveness and practicality were evident to all who were fortunate enough to appear before him. He has been both a friend and colleague and I will miss him.
Judge Denton was always even-keeled and fair and was particularly kind, forgiving and instructive to young attorneys such as this writer during the very early stages of my career, when a CMC appearance felt like oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Denton's demeanor to that end was sincerely appreciated.

Judge Denton said in the press release: “It has been a great privilege to have served our community as a trial judge and member of the finest bench in the entire State. I will always be proud of the work done by the diligent and hard-working judges of our court,” says Judge Denton. He said he will continue working as a private judge and mediator.

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