The Honorable Bradford J. DeMeo

Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 2


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.

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