The Honorable Clayton L. Brennan

Mendocino County Superior Court, Department Ten Mile


The Hon. Clayton L. Brennan is a judge for the Superior Court of Mendocino County in California. He was elected to the bench in 2006.

Brennan earned a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1986. He then completed a J.D. from the University of San Diego in 1990.

Prior to his election to the bench, Brennan was an attorney in private practice. He has handled both civil and criminal matters, specializing in employment discrimination, personal injury, wrongful death, and other complex civil disputes.

Before that, he served in the Office of the District Attorney of Mendocino County as a deputy district attorney.

Brennan has served on the founding board of Mendo-Lake Community Services, Inc., a company dedicated to providing community service programs for low-risk offenders in Mendocino County. These programs are designed to divert low-risk offenders away from jail and into constructive activities.

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