Scott A. Steiner is a Judge of the Orange County Superior Court in California, former Deputy District Attorney, and Adjunct Professor of California Evidence and Criminal Procedure at Chapman University School of Law,.
Education and early career
Steiner graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He attended law school at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, from which he graduated in 1999.
In December 1999, Steiner began work as a Deputy District Attorney in the Orange County District Attorney's Office. In 2005, he was selected by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to serve as head of the Hate Crime Unit of that Office. In 2008, Steiner was promoted to the Gang Unit. In that same year, he began teaching as an adjunct professor of California Evidence at Chapman Law School.
Steiner has been actively involved in supporting the Constitutional Rights Foundation. That organization undertakes an annual Mock Trial Competition amongst the nation's high schools. He has served on the Mock Trial Committee of CRF since 2003, and has served as a mock trial coach since 1999. Steiner has been on the Judicial Advisory Board of CRF-OC since taking office in January of 2011. He has also served as presiding judge for the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, the American Mock Trial Association, the National Moot Court Competition, and the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition.
Election to the Orange County Superior Court
On June 8, 2010, Steiner won election to the Orange County Superior Court of California. He was elected without opposition. He succeeded Judge Margaret Anderson, who endorsed him and supported his campaign efforts. Steiner began a six-year term on January 3, 2011.
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