The Honorable David R. Zulfa

Kern County Superior Court, Department 16


The Hon. David R. Zulfa is a judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 24, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Louis P. Etcheverry.

Zulfa earned a B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield. He then completed a J.D. from the California Pacific School of Law.

He began his legal career as an associate at Clifford and Brown in 2000. He left the firm two years later, accepting a position as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Kern County. He served in that capacity until his appointment.

Zulfa is registered as a Republican.

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