Robert J. Noriega | Business Law 2019-03-21T16:24:44+00:00


Partner | Business Law


Partner | Business Law

Robert J. Noriega is a business law and civil litigation attorney at Young Wooldridge, LLP. Mr. Noriega was raised in Bakersfield, attended Garces Memorial High School, and has deep ties to the community.  Prior to attending UCLA Law School, Mr. Noriega worked as a Staff Aide to Congressman William M. Thomas.  A member of the Order of Barristers at UCLA Law School, Mr. Noriega has also been honored as a Distinguished Advocate and Chief Justice of UCLA’s Moot Court Honors Program.  He also served as an intern to U.S. District Court Judge William J. Rea while attending UCLA Law School.

Mr. Noriega maintains a diverse practice in all areas of business and civil law and litigation, including employment law, real estate litigation, commercial transactions and disputes, personal injury, and other civil and business torts.  Mr. Noriega has attained an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1986)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of San Diego (1982)


  • California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • California State Bar
  • Kern County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1993-95, 2005-07)
  • Kern County Bar Association Fee Arbitrator

Community Involvement:

  • Waterman Foundation of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Board of Trustees
  • Rotary Club of Bakersfield (Past President)
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Board of Directors (Chairman of the Board)
  • Mercy Hospital Community Board of Directors (Past Secretary)
  • Bakersfield Southwest Baseball, Inc. Board of Directors (Past Vice President)
  • CSUB Foundation for Research Board of Directors (Past Vice Chair)
  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bakersfield Class of 1993

Honors, Awards, and Achievements:

Reported Cases:

  • Gill v. Hughes (1991) 227 Cal.App.3rd 1299

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