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Michael J. Naughton

Michael J. Naughton

Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Santa Ana, CA, USA

Judge Michael J. Naughton (ret.) was appointed to the Superior Court in Orange County in 2002, where he was the Supervising Judge of the Family Law Panel, and he retired in 2011. He is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is admitted to the US Court of Military Appeals, and became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 1980. He has won awards for his judicial service: he was 2005 Orange County Bar Assn Family Law Section Judge of the Year and 2006 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Orange County Judge of the Year. He has been an instructor in many forums: as Instructor Family Law Subjects AOC/CJER 2004 to 2010; Panel Member State Bar Conventions Family Law Sections 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009; Panel Member CEB 2008; Panel Member OC Bar Assn Attorney Ethics 2008; and as a speaker for the Orange County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education 2002 to 2011.


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