After Cal, Richard Bartalini graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law. He married Anne Evanoff and they had three children, Robert, Denise, and David; two grandchildren Christopher and Jessica and two great-grandchildren Joshua and Jordan.
After Hastings, Bartalini worked for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and then as General Council for the Key System Transit Line, the local bus company which later became AC Transit.
Bartalini practiced law in Oakland for several years and then in 1967 he started his own law firm in Alameda, Davis, Craig and Bartalini.
In 1977 he was appointed as Judge of the Superior Court of California and remained such until his retirement in 1995.
In retirement, Bartalini’s passion became volunteerism and he has received several awards including the California JC’s One of California’s Five Outstanding Young Men and the City of Alameda’s Lifetime Achievement Award for over fifty years of activism and service to the community.
He has also had the opportunity to travel. Bartalini and his family have been to China, Japan and several times to Europe. While in Italy, he and his family had the opportunity to reunite with his grandfather’s family in Filettole.
Bartalini’s hobbies include gardening and big game hunting.