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San Diego County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Office 30

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Paul Starita

Assistant U.S. Attorney
206,374 votes (30.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Selfless service to our community to promote the fair and efficient administration of justice.
  • Treat all who enter my courtroom with dignity and respect.
  • Unbiased application of the law.

Experience

Biography

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marine Judge Advocate, I have served our County and Country for 29 years. My legal experience, consisting of prosecuting and defending both criminal and civil cases as well as serving as a judicial officer, makes me uniquely qualified to handle any matter presented to me in a fair and impartial manner.

I have served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 16 years. As a federal prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted over 500 felony cases including drug trafficking / organized crime, corruption, and violent crime. As a civil trial attorney, I defend the United States in various lawsuits and prosecute civil health care and procurement fraud cases.

Now a Marine Colonel, I have served on active duty and in the Reserve for 30 years. I am a proven leader with superior executive decision-making ability. Importantly, my service includes four years as a Military Judge where I presided over jury and bench trials, motion hearings, and plea and sentencing hearings. I thus have prior judicial experience.

Further, between my active duty service and that at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I have two years of experience as a litigation associate at a law firm. I litigated matters in Superior Courts in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

By supporting my candidacy, you are giving our community a trusted public servant who will follow the law and ensure the fair administration of justice.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Organizations (1)

  • San Diego County Bar Association - rated "Exceptionally Qualified"

Videos (1)

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