Judge William Q. Liebmann retired on May 8, 2021, after more than 18 years on the Ventura Superior Court bench. During his career, he presided over a wide range of civil and family law matters at both the Hall of Justice and East County Courthouse.
Judge Liebmann was appointed to the Superior Court bench by Governor Gray Davis in 2003. He is a former Supervising Family Law Judge and Supervising East County Courthouse Judge. He was named a Distinguished Judicial Officer in 2015 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Southern California Chapter.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Liebmann briefly served as a Ventura Superior Court Commissioner. He is also a former Camarillo mayor, city council member and planning commissioner.
Judge Liebmann attended law school at the University of Southern California, where he completed an externship with Associate Justice Robert Thompson and clerked for the appellate bench. After working as an associate at a law firm in San Pedro, he joined Taylor, Churchman and Lingl in Camarillo. He later partnered at Liebmann and Dunlevy, and then entered into solo practice.
During his time is private practice, Judge Liebmann specialized in family law, estate planning, civil litigation and probate matters. Early in his career, he also handled personal injury, worker’s compensation and criminal cases.