The Hon. Ronald A. Northup is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Robert Baysinger (Ret.).
He is a registered Republican.
Judge Northup received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Northup had practiced as a civil litigator at the law firm of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry, and Christopherson since 1991. At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court in 2006, Northup had practiced with the firm for fifteen years.
He also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, San
Joaquin Delta College, and California State University.
While on the bench, Judge Northup has presided in the Criminal Division.