Former Kern County Superior Court Commissioner
Anthony has more than 20 years in the legal industry, culminating most recently, with a
position as a Court Commissioner in Kern County where he presided over very diverse
calendars, including, preliminary hearings in criminal felony matters, family law, domestic
violence restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, small claims, limited civil,
unlawful detainer, traffic and juvenile traffic, child support/AB1058, and misdemeanor jury
trials. During his time on the bench in Kern County, Anthony also created a civil
mediation program for limited civil, small claims, unlawful detainer, and civil harassment
matters, and he created a voluntary settlement program for family law matters, as well as
served as a mandatory settlement conference judge for unlimited civil matters.
Prior to taking the bench, Anthony ran a successful law practice for over a decade, specializing in civil, business, and employment law litigation. During that time, he represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and participated in dozens of mediations. Despite his extensive experience as a trial attorney, Anthony’s reputation was that of a staunch, but pragmatic, advocate--often receiving praise from colleagues, opposing attorneys, and judicial officers alike, for his exemplary ethical conduct, courteous and affable demeanor, and his ability to get cases settled.