The Honorable Ann Moorman

Mendocino County Superior Court, Department F and G

Biography

The Hon. Ann C. Moorman is a judge for the Superior Court of Mendocino County. She was elected to the bench in 2010, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Leonard J. LaCasse.

Moorman earned a B.A. in history from Colorado State University in 1983. She then completed a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1987.

She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Office of the Public Defender of San Francisco County in 1986. The following year, she completed a legal externship with the Hon. Thelton E. Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Moorman then joined Jordan & Osterhoudt as an associate in 1988. During her brief tenure there, she handled civil and criminal matters, specializing in federal civil and criminal forfeitures and federal civil rights cases. Then, in 1990, she moved to the Law Offices of Susan B. Jordan, where she practiced for the next three years. In 1993 Moorman started her own private practice, the Law Offices of Ann C. Moorman. As a sole practitioner, she represented clients in state and federal civil and criminal matters. She specialized in complex white collar crimes, handling securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, lending and banking regulatory violations, insider trading, antitrust violations, and trade secret violations. During this time, she was also of counsel for the Law Offices of William L. Osterhoudt.

Moorman was instrumental in the creation of the Behavioral Health Court in 2013. She helped draft its grant application as well as the policies and practices of the court. The Behavioral Health Court was designed as a collaborative justice court, a problem-solving court that could combine judicial supervision with rehabilitation services.

Moorman has been a major sponsor of the School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education in Ukiah as well as the Art Center Ukiah. She has also served as chair of the Potter Valley Community Health Clinic and President of the Board of Directors for Redwood Legal Assistance.

Her memberships have included the National Women’s Political Caucus and the American Association of University Women.

She was admitted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2007.