The Honorable Daryl E. Kennedy

Shasta County Superior Court, Department 9


The Hon. Daryl E. Kennedy is a judge for the Superior Court of Shasta County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on May 22, 2017, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Monica M. Marlow.

Kennedy earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

He began his legal career as an associate at Thelen, Marrin, Johnson, and Bridges in 1986. Three years later, he moved to Moss and Enochian, where he practiced for the next five years. Then, in 1994, he joined Reiner and Simpson. He worked there as an associate, eventually becoming a named partner in 2000.

Kennedy left the private sector in 2001. He accepted a position as general counsel for the Superior Court of Shasta County. He served in that capacity until 2013, when he was appointed to a court commissioner position.

He is registered as a Democrat.

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