The Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo

Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 2

Biography

The Hon. Bradford J. DeMeo is a judge for the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2010, filling a newly created position.

DeMeo earned a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University. He then completed a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, DeMeo worked as a civil attorney at DeMeo, DeMeo & West, a firm founded by his grandfather and his great-uncle. Over the course of his 22-year tenure there, he handled business planning and administration, real estate, personal injury, and estate planning and probate matters. He also specialized in planned giving.

DeMeo was a professor of law at Empire College School of Law, where he has taught Torts, Law Practice Management, and Wills and Trusts.

His memberships have included the California Judges Association, the Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Commission. He was also co-founder of the Probate Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Raised in Santa Rosa, California. DeMeo is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School. His father, Jack DeMeo, was a civil attorney who specialized in equine law. His great-uncle, Charles DeMeo, was a noted lawyer who bequeathed $15 million to the homeless when he passed away in 1995.

He is registered as a Republican.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Bradford J. DeMeo

  • BROADHEAD V. BABOW

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    The matter is continued to March 18, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. in Department 16 to be heard together with the related motion currently under submission with the Court.

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  • POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, L.P. V. FIRST REGIONAL BANK

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    This matter is on calendar for defendant Denmark Street, LLC’s (“Defendant”) motion to continue the mandatory settlement conference and trial, which are set for March 18, 2020 and April 17, 2020, respectively. Defendant brings the motion under Rule of Court 3.1332 and on the grounds that there is “good cau...

  • CITIMORTGAGE, INC. V. YATES

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff CitiMortgage, Inc. (“Citi”), moves for an order lifting the stay of abatement, which was imposed as part of the Court’s Order Sustaining Demurrer of Defendants Lindsey Yates and Zachary Yates to Complaint filed on August 16, 2018, and setting a Case Management Conference so that the case can proc...

  • BLACK V. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC

    Jan 15, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Plaintiffs’ motion for an order to refer the case to private mediation. In support of their motion Plaintiffs cite LR 16.1—which explains the Court’s policy regarding alternative dispute resolution. Plaintiffs contend that they have been diligently attempting to settle the case, but...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Bradford J. DeMeo

  • BROADHEAD V. BABOW

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    The matter is continued to March 18, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. in Department 16 to be heard together with the related motion currently under submission with the Court.

    ...

  • POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, L.P. V. FIRST REGIONAL BANK

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    This matter is on calendar for defendant Denmark Street, LLC’s (“Defendant”) motion to continue the mandatory settlement conference and trial, which are set for March 18, 2020 and April 17, 2020, respectively. Defendant brings the motion under Rule of Court 3.1332 and on the grounds that there is “good cau...

  • CITIMORTGAGE, INC. V. YATES

    Feb 11, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    Plaintiff CitiMortgage, Inc. (“Citi”), moves for an order lifting the stay of abatement, which was imposed as part of the Court’s Order Sustaining Demurrer of Defendants Lindsey Yates and Zachary Yates to Complaint filed on August 16, 2018, and setting a Case Management Conference so that the case can proc...

  • BLACK V. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC

    Jan 15, 2020 |  Sonoma County

    This is on calendar for Plaintiffs’ motion for an order to refer the case to private mediation. In support of their motion Plaintiffs cite LR 16.1—which explains the Court’s policy regarding alternative dispute resolution. Plaintiffs contend that they have been diligently attempting to settle the case, but...

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