Hon. Richard Bennett (Ret.) served on the Napa County Courts for twenty-one years, including three years as Presiding Judge and six years as Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. Since 2006, Judge Bennett has served on the Administrative Office of the Courts Assigned Judges Program in Alameda, Lake, Marin, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, and Solano Counties.
Judge Bennett is known for maintaining the perfect balance between humor, calm, and grace necessary to defuse potentially stressful or highly emotional situations in order to lead to resolution. Lawyers praise him for being accessible, articulate, fair, and efficient.