Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto to Retire
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. is retiring, the MetNews has learned.
Barreto could not be reached for comment yesterday, his last day at the Airport Courthouse, but a court spokesperson said his retirement would be official Sept. 6.
The 63-year-old Barreto has been a judge since 1990. He was actually appointed by then-Gov. George Deukmejian on Dec. 13, 1989, but took the oath the following month.
The appointment was to the old Culver Municipal Court. He became a Superior Court judge through unification in 2000.
The son of Portuguese immigrants, he came to California with his family from his native New Bedford, Mass. He attended local schools, including Hollywood High School, UCLA—where he majored in history and political science and received his undergraduate degree—California State University, Northridge, and Southwestern Law School, from which he graduated in 1977.
He joined the District Attorney’s Office in 1978 and served there until his appointment to the bench. His final assignment was to the Jailhouse Informant Litigation Team.
He appeared on six television game shows, winning three times, according to a biographical publication.
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