Judge Sherrill A Ellsworth ( RET) is the Past Presiding Judge of Riverside County, a Judicial Educator and former Family Law Judge. After nearly 20 years on the bench she has earned a reputation for being a straight-forward, no-nonsense, fair judicial officer. A broadly talented jurist and settlement expert, Judge Ellsworth has effectively handled complex civil litigation cases, family law, felony criminal trials, and general trials throughout her 25 years of lawyering and judging. Judge Ellsworth was one of the court's most respected and admired bench officers, earning the trust and revere of her colleagues and the lawyers who appeared before her. She has received many awards for her Judicial contributions and innovations over the years including the American Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year for Judicial Leadership, J Reuben Clark Lawyer of the Year Los Angeles , California Consumer Lawyers of California Doug E Weathers Award , Western State University Hall of Fame inductee .Judge Ellsworth was a voting member of California’s Judicial Council . She was a member of the Strategic Evaluation Committee appointed by the Chief Justice . Judge Ellsworth served on various committees including the Trial Court Budget Working Group, Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, Domestic Violence Education Committee and Task Force on Self-Represented Litigants. She is a nationally recognized judicial educator on subjects such as domestic violence, child custody , family law , and child well being issues. Judge Sherrill A Ellsworth has been working to improve families and parenting for over 20 years as a judicial innovator and educator.