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TRENTACOSTA - Judge Robert J. Trentacosta

The Honorable Robert Trentacosta

Judge Robert J. Trentacosta is the immediate-past Presiding Judge of the San Diego Superior Court, where he became a statewide leader on court funding. Judge Trentacosta was appointed San Diego Superior Court Judge in 2000. He graduated from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1979. Formerly, Judge Trentacosta was a prosecutor and civil trial lawyer. He is the former president of the plaintiff’s trial bar, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

Judge Trantacosta is the former President of the San Diego Inn of Court, College of Advocacy and is presently a Master in the American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter. He has taught legal, trial, and deposition techniques for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, CEB, and other organizations and law schools. He has served as an instructor at the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Academy since 1985. He is a frequent guest lecturer on legal and trial issues for a multitude of law related organizations. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego, School of Law. Judge Trentacosta is currently assigned to the Superior Court, Criminal Division where he presides over felony trials.

Distinguished Faculty

N. Denise Asher
Edward “Skip” Babbitt
Hon. Jeffrey Barton
Jonathan Brenner
James Brown
Raymond Buendia
Hon. Patricia Y. Cowett (Ret.)
George de la Flor
Hon. Steven R. Denton
Hon. Francis Devaney
Thomas M. Diachenko
Hon. Kevin Enright
Hon. Ronald F. Frazier
John J. Freni
David Gallo
Josh Gruenberg
Richard Guido
Susan Hack
Hon. Judith L. Haller
Robert Hamparyan
Clark Hudson
Paul Leeds
Hon. Joan Lewis
Greg McClain
Lilys McCoy
Hon. William Nevitt
Hon. Leo Papas (Ret.)
John Philpott
James Pokorny
Hon. Linda Quinn
Hon. Wayne L. Peterson (Ret.)
Brian Rawers
Hon. David Rubin
Sean Simpson
Hon. Kenneth So
Dan Stanford
Todd F. Stevens
Hon. Ronald Styn
Hon. Robert J. Trentacosta
Jim Wallace
James Waters
Chris Welsh
Allison Worden