The Honorable Brian L. McCabe

Merced County Superior Court, Department 8


The Hon. Brian L. McCabe is a judge for the Superior Court of Merced County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, filling a vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Betty Dawson to the California Fifth District Court of Appeal.

McCabe earned a B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of California, Davis in 1985. He then completed a J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in 1989.

Early in his legal career, McCabe worked as an associate at the Law Offices of Kahn, Soares and Conway. Then, in 1994, he joined Allen, Polgar, Proietti and Fagalde, where he was a managing partner until 2002. At that time, he left the firm in order to start his own private practice as a sole practitioner. He worked in that capacity until his appointment to the bench.

McCabe has served on the Trial Court Presiding Judge Advisory Committee, the Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, and the Strategic Evaluation Committee of the Judicial Council of California.

He is registered as a Republican.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Brian L. McCabe

Recent Rulings by Hon. Brian L. McCabe

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