Judge Robert Bruce Broadbelt III received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 and his J.D. from University of Southern California in 1984. After passing the California bar in 1984, he worked as an associate at Musick, Peeler and Garrett LLP from 1984-1985, an associate then partner at Browne, Woods, George LLP from 1986-2008, a partner at Drier, Stein, Kahan, Browne, Woods, George LLP from 2008-2009, a partner at Browne, Woods, George LLP from 2009-2001, and then of counsel at Leader Counsel LLP from 2011-2012. He focused his private practice on complex business litigation, and was appointed to the bench by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2012.