The Hon. Bryan K. Stainfield is a judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in March 2009, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Catherine D. Purcell.
Stainfield earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. He then completed a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1986.
He began his legal career as an associate at Clifford, Jenkins & Brown in 1986.
The following year, he left the firm and accepted a position as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Kern County.
Then, in 1990, he returned to the private sector. He practiced as an associate at LaFollette, Johnson, DeHaas, Fesler & Ames from 1990 to 1992.
Stainfield relocated to Northern California in 1992. He accepted a position as an associate at Larson & Burnham, where he practiced from 1992 to 1997.
He then joined the Office of the City Attorney of Oakland. He served as a deputy city attorney for three years, leaving to resume his position as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Kern County.
He was a resident of Tehachapi at the time of his appointment.
Stainfield is registered as a Republican.