Patricia Guerrero Biography

Patricia Guerrero is the first Latina to serve as a judge at the California Supreme Court known to have previously served as the Associate Judge in the California high court and the Court of Appeal. She has immense knowledge and experience in the field of law both as a judge and an attorney. She has now been nominated to become the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.

Early Life

Patricia Guerrero was born in the early 1970s in Imperial Valley, California but has not shared the exact date of her birth. She grew up with a Mexican immigrant father Jorge Guerrero and her mother whose name has not been disclosed. Her mother recently passed away due to breast Cancer. She is also known to have a sister named Claudia. Patricia is known to have completed her high school graduation from Imperial Valley high school in 1990. She later went on to pursue her college education at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Arts degree and went ahead to pursue law at Stanford Law School in 1997.

Patricia Guerrero Career

Patricia Guerrero started her career as an associate lawyer at Latham and Watkins LLP in 1997 and worked at the same job profile till 2002. The following year, she went on to serve as an Assistant Attorney to the US Attorney’s office in California however she returned back to the firm as an associate. In 2007, she was made a partner in the firm where she worked till 2013. She has also worked with many clients on pro bono work and also while she was a member of the Advisory board of the Immigration Justice Project. Patricia assisted clients on immigration matters, asylum applications, fair house laws, etc.

She shifted her career towards being a judge in San Diego Superior court in 2013 where she supervised the family law division. Later, in 2017 she was elevated to the California Supreme court as the Associate Justice of the Fourth Appellate District Division one judge at the Court of Appeal. She was recently sworn in as the Associate Justice of the California Supreme court in 2022 and also nominated by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court in August 2022. If she wins the approval at the polls she would be the first-ever Latina Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and would start her term in January 2023.

Patricia Guerrero Biography

Real Name Patricia Guerrero
Birth Date 1971-1972
Age (as of 2022) 51-52 Years
Birth Place Imperial Valley, California, USA
Profession Judge
College University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Jorge Guerrero

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Joe Dyson
Children One

Personal Life

Patricia is currently married to her husband Joe Dyson. She has not shared any details about her marriage and how long she has been married and likes to keep her personal life out of the media’s purview. The couple is known to have two teenage sons Anthony and Christopher. Patricia is not known to have any social media accounts on platforms like Instagram, Facebook or Linkedin and likes to keep her personal life private. She is not known to have had any previous accounts either.

Patricia Guerrero Net Worth

Patricia Guerrero is known to have been a partner of a law firm in the preceding years and currently sits in important judicial positions through which she earns hefty income. Her exact income is not known however, her net worth can be estimated to be around $900k.


  • Patricia was the valedictorian of her high school.
  • She worked at a grocery store at the age of 16.
  • Patricia was the Chair of the State Bar’s blue ribbon commission on the future bar exam.
  • She also chaired the Judicial Council of the California Advisory Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions.
  • Patricia was elected to the American Law Institute, an independent national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.
  • She has been considered the recipient of the Bernard E. Witkin Award for Excellence in Adjudication of law.

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