Judge Mark E. Johnson has served as a Superior Court Judge in Riverside County since May 2009.  In addition to other duties, he currently presides over the Riverside County Veterans Court. Judge Johnson was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Superior Court Judge in May 2009 and was reelected to the position in June 2010.  Since his appointment, Judge Johnson has been assigned to civil, probate, felony trial, and mental health and veterans courts.  Judge Johnson also serves on the Riverside Superior Court’s criminal law advisory committee; the Riverside County Veterans Advisory Committee; the Board of Directors of Inland Empire Champions for Collaborative Courts, a charitable foundation supporting the collaborative courts of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; and the Board of Directors for U.S. Vets, March Air Force Base.  Judge Johnson has also served as a consultant for Washington D.C. based American University on issues relating to veterans courts.