Justice Barton Gaut announced today that he’s retiring on Feb. 28 after a 47-year career as a lawyer and judge.
“Bart was any presiding justice’s dream — hard-working, productive and always available,” Manuel Ramirez, presiding justice of the Riverside court, said in a strangely past tense prepared statement. “He was principled, but open to a different perspective.”
Of Gaut’s many opinions, 105 were published.
Prior to joining the Fourth District, Gaut served a judge on the Riverside County Superior Court for two years and worked as a litigator for 33 years with Riverside’s Best, Best & Krieger.
— Mike McKee