The Honorable Christopher G. Wilson

Humboldt County Superior Court, Department 5


The Hon. Christopher G. Wilson is a judge for the Superior Court of Humboldt County in California. He was elected to the bench in November 1998.

Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1981. He then completed a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1984.

He returned to Humboldt County in 1988. At this time, he joined a law firm where he handled the conflicts contracts for indigent defense. Then, in 1992, he started his own private practice, specializing in criminal, civil, and family law.

Wilson was born in Eureka, California, where he attended Washington Elementary School, Zane Junior High School, and Eureka High School. His family had lived in Humboldt County for five generations.

When not presiding over cases, he enjoys coaching soccer, participating in youth activities, and sponsoring youth sports teams.

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