Hon. Robert K. Sueyoshi

Hon. Richard K. Sueyoshi is a judge in Department 53 for the Sacramento Superior Court. He was appointed to the bench in 2009, by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He is a registered Democrat.
Judge Sueyoshi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1996. While in law school, Sueyoshi served as an extern for the Utah Supreme Court and the United State Bankruptcy Court.
After graduating, he returned to California where he joined the law firm of Downey Brand, LLP and became a partner where he practiced business and commercial litigation.
While on the bench, Judge Sueyoshi has presided over the Prerogative Writ Department.
Judge Sueyoshi is of Japanese descent, and has been an advocate for diversity in the workplace serving on the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee.
He served on the Sacramento Barrister’s Club, SCBA Nominating Committee and Judiciary Committee.
His memberships include the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, the Sacramento Asian/Pacific Chamber of Commerce, the National Asian Pacific Bar Association, and as past-president of the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento.