Honorable Barry L. Plotkin
2020-2021 Judicial Lifetime Achievement Award
Judge Barry L. Plotkin is a graduate of UCLA and obtained his Juris Doctor at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law in 1967. Judge Plotkin started his career at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from 1967-1971. In 1985 he was a partner of Andrews, Youngquist & Hummel for fourteen years and a sole practitioner for four years after that. In 1989 Jude Plotkin was appointed to the San Bernardino Superior Court and was sworn in in January 1990. Judge Plotkin was assigned to the Central District from 1990-1993 and the Rancho Cucamonga District from 1993-2003. From 1991-1994 Jude Plotkin was also the Supervising Judge for the Appellate Division. He was the supervising Judge of the Civil Division in Rancho Cucamonga from 2006-2010. Judge Plotkin retired in December of 2010. Presently, he is in the Assigned Judges Program which is a program for retired Judges who still want to work in the courts that have a shortage of Judges or other special needs. Judge Plotkin’s favorite past time is hiking.
2019/2020 Honorable Michael A. Smith