Hon. Richard M. King


Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Orange


Judge King was appointed to the Superior Court of California by Governor Gray Davis on December 28, 2000.

Prior Employment

Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 1981-2000

  • Homicide Prosecutor, 15 years, Homicide Supervisor 8 years, 115 jury trials including 30+ murder trials and 6 death penalty trials
  • Supervisor of the Sexual Assault Unit 1999-2000

Professor of Law (Evidence, ethics, trial practice, death penalty) Western State University, 1996-2005

Attorney, Munns, Kofford, Hoffman, Hunt & Throckmorton, Newport Beach, CA, specialized in construction litigation 1980-1981

Trial attorney, Veterans’ Administration, Washington D.C., specializing in construction litigation, 1978-1980


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Enlisted United States Navy November 1965; assigned to Seabees (construction) and achieved rank of Equipment Operator 2nd Class (operated bulldozers, etc in the construction of roads, air strips, and bridges), two tours (18 months) in Vietnam 1967-1969, awarded Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” (after 1st attack, assisted corpsman in treating wounded, after 2nd attack, retrieved wounded and dead for helicopter evacuation), honorably discharged 1969. 


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