Re-Elect Judge Brian Lamb 2020
Experience Counts! Your Inyo County Superior Court Judge since 2003.
On March 3, 2020, voters of Inyo County will go to the polls to re-elect Judge Brian Lamb as Judge of the Inyo County Superior Court.
Brian Lamb is the current Presiding Judge of the Inyo County Superior Court, where he has served since his election in 2002. Since then, he has been re-elected twice, in 2008 and 2014.
Judge Lamb brings his extensive experience and legal knowledge, his commitment to justice and his community, and his common sense to his work as judge.
About Judge Brian Lamb
Life and Work in Inyo County
Brian Lamb is currently the Presiding Judge of the Inyo County Superior Court. He was first elected to that office in November 2002, and took office in January 2003. He has been a Superior Court Judge for 17 years. He was re-elected in both 2008 and 2014 for consecutive 6-year terms.
Currently, he principally presides in cases arising out of criminal prosecutions. He often conducts court both in Bishop and Independence, to hear and decide cases in which the defendant is accused of committing a crime. As part of that job, he conducts numerous trials, both as a judge sitting alone, and by acting as the presiding judge in criminal jury trials.
In Judge Lamb's own words: "I hope to continue to serve Inyo County as a superior court judge, as I have since 2003. I aspire to decide every case coming before me with justice, and to treat the persons coming to court, whether they are witnesses, defendants, family members, or observers, with patience, dignity and respect.”
Judge Lamb first came to the Owens Valley in 1996, when he accepted the job of Deputy County Counsel with the County of Inyo. From that position, in 1997, he was hired to become the District Counsel for the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District, composed of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. He held that position until he assumed office as Superior Court Judge in 2003.
Before becoming judge, Judge Lamb was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors of Northern Inyo Hospital, where he served from 1997 to 1998. Subsequently, he was appointed, and later elected, to the Bishop Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees, where he eventually served as Board President. In that capacity, he was active in working to pass the local school bond measure that resulted in new classroom and cafeteria facilities being built at the elementary and high schools in Bishop. Judge Lamb’s wife, Lynn, is also active in the schools in the Owens Valley, where she works nearly full-time steadily as a substitute teacher.
Also, Judge Lamb is a long-time active member of the Rotary Club of Bishop.
Lynn and Judge Lamb’s three children were all born here, and attended the Inyo County schools from kindergarten through their high school graduation. In 2018, their oldest boy, Aaron, graduated from the California State University, Maritime Academy, in Vallejo. He now serves as a US Coast Guard-certified 3rd Mate (deck officer) on US-flagged tankers and cargo ships. He also holds a commission as an officer in the US Navy Reserve. Their younger son, Ethan, is currently a senior at University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is majoring in mathematics. Their daughter, Kristen, is now a sophomore at Boston University, where she studies computer science and mathematics. Last summer, she had the distinction of working for Caltech at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory outside Big Pine.
The Lamb Family
Get to Know Us
Presiding Judge, Inyo County Superior Court
The Lamb family at home: from left to right, Kristen, Ethan, Brian, Lynn and Aaron.
Committee to Re-Elect Judge Brian Lamb 2020
California Recipient Committee No. 1423171
Post Office Box 1737
Bishop, CA 93515
A Legacy of Public Service
Lamb Family Members in Military Service
Aaron M. Lamb, US Navy Reserve
James P. Lamb, US Navy
Andrew F. Lamb, US Army
Judge Lamb's oldest son
Judge Lamb's father
Judge Lamb's paternal grandfather
Upon his graduation from California State University Maritime Academy in 2018, Aaron Lamb was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy Reserve.
James P. Lamb served in World War II and the Korean War as a US Navy sailor, with the rating of Fire Controlman. He served on the USS Taussig and the USS Johnston, both Navy destroyers.
Andrew F. Lamb was an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He fought in France in World War I.