2019-2020 Judicial Officer Of The Year

2020-2021 Judicial Officer of the Year


Stanford E. Reichert

Judicial Officer of the Year

Judge Reichert is a graduate of the University of Utah and a graduate of Columbia Law School. For 20 years before taking the bench, years, Judge Reichert was a civil trial lawyer handling insurance defense cases. For 10 of those years, he ran his own law firm located in Ontario. He then became a trial court judicial attorney for the San Bernardino Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga. In 2001, the Supreme Court appointed him to be one of five State Bar Court trial judges. In 2002, the Los Angeles Superior Court judges elected Judge Reichert to be a court commissioner, and he served at the Los Angeles Mosk Courthouse and in West Covina. In 2005, Gov. Schwarzenegger appointed Judge Reichert to the San Bernardino Superior Court. He has handled serious criminal cases including murder, gang violence, and child abuse. His current assignment is in probate, conservatorships, and guardianships. In 2018 the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino County honored his work with the Access to Justice Award. He also adjudicates the Chino Valley Watermaster case in which he determines water rights for San Bernardino residents. Judge Reichert has taught extensively for California Judicial Education and Research (CJER) in many areas including probate, unlawful detainers, and small claims. He has also been a consultant for the California Judges Benchbook Small Claims and Consumer Law. He has two adult married children and one granddaughter.

Past Recipients

2018/2019 – Honorable Michael A. Sachs

2018/2019 – Honorable Jon D. Ferguson

2017/2018 – Honorable John Pacheco

2016/2017 – Honorable Marsha G. Slough

2015/2016 – Honorable Janet Frangie

2014/2015 – Chief Justice of California, Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye

2013/2014 – Honorable Jeffrey King

2012/2013 – Honorable Benjamin T. Kayashima

2011/2012 – Honorable Christopher J. Warner

2010/2011 – Commissioner Ronald Gilbert