San Diego Superior Court Judge
Born in San Francisco in 1950, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep grew up in northern California, living in Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Orinda. In 1968, he graduated from Miramonte High School, in Orinda, California, and entered the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), in La Jolla. In 1972, Gary Kreep graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and entered the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law. In 1975, he graduated from USD with a Juris Doctor Degree.
From 1966 until 1976, Gary Kreep worked in the grocery industry, to pay for his college and law school expenses. He worked in Oakland and El Cerrito, California, for Lucky Stores, Inc., and in San Diego for Big Bear Supermarkets.
Gary Kreep started his own law firm in December, 1975, after having been admitted to practice in the State of California, and to the Southern District of California of the United States Federal Court that month, having passed the California State Bar Exam on his first attempt. Mr. Kreep maintained his practice until the end of 2012, being sworn into the Bench on January 7, 2013. During his 37+ year career as an attorney, he practiced family law, business law, administrative law, civil litigation, and appellate work.
From 1969 to 1984, Gary Kreep was a member of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a non-partisan, conservative, youth group. During that time, at various points, he served as a Chapter Chairman, San Diego County Chairman, California State Vice-Chairman, California State Chairman, and a Member of the National Board of Directors of YAF.
In 1976 and in 1980, then attorney Gary Kreep attended the Republican National Conventions, as a part of the California delegations pledged to Ronald Reagan. In 1976, and 1980, he served as a part of the San Diego Steering Committee for the Reagan for President campaign. In 1976, Mr. Kreep served as one of the Chairmen of Youth for Reagan.
A volunteer for Goldwater for President in 1964, and a former Teenage Republican (TAR), Gary Kreep was a member of Young Republicans in the 1980’s-1990’s, twice being elected as General Counsel of the California Young Republicans.
From 1979 until the end of 2012, Gary Kreep served as President and Executive Director for the United States Justice Foundation, a non-profit, Constitutional rights, organization, which he co-founded with two other California attorneys in 1979.
In 2012, Gary Kreep was elected to the San Diego County Superior Court. He has served as a judge ever since being sworn in on January 7, 2013.