The Honorable David W. Reed

Yolo County Superior Court, Department 7

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Biography

The Hon. David W. Reed is a judge for the Yolo County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. W. Arvid Johnson (Ret.).

He is registered decline-to-state.

Judge Reed graduated with his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1977. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1983.

After graduating from law school, Reed became a sole practitioner, a position he would hold for twenty-three years. During his time in private practice, Reed specialized in criminal defense, family law, personal injury claims, bankruptcy, wills and trusts, and landlord/tenant dispute cases.

Reed left the private sector in 2006 to become a court referee for the Yolo County Superior Court where he presided over juvenile, traffic, and small claims cases. He was serving in that capacity at the time of his elevation to the bench in 2009.

Reed served as a member of the Yolo County Conflict Attorney Panel for fifteen years while in private practice. He also served in various capacities as a member of the Yolo County Bar Association, including the chair of their Continuing Legal Education.

During his time on the bench, Judge Reed has presided in the Criminal Division.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois but moved to California in 1979.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David W. Reed

  • LANGSAM V. NEVIS

    Nov 2, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The parties are DIRECTED TO APPEAR.

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  • DHINDSA V. KOSNOFF

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Brian Kosnoff’s motion to compel production of business records is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2025.480, subd. (a).) Attorney Sean Gavin and plaintiff Prabhjot Dhindsa shall pay monetary sanctions, jointly and severally, in the amount of $1,035.00 to defendant Brian Kosnoff by August 10, 2018. (...

  • VAUGHN V. ROYAL GUEST HOTELS, INC.

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The parties are DIRECTED TO APPEAR for a hearing on plaintiffs Kaitlin Vaughn and Yassmeen Abo-Elreich’s unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.769(c), (d).)

    ...

  • KIRKENDALL V. CENTEX HOMES

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Intervenor Contractors Insurance Company of North America’s unopposed motion to intervene on behalf of its insured, Martin Magdaleno, Inc. dba El Dorado Grading Company is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 387; Reliance Ins. Co. v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (2000) 84 Cal.App.4th 383, 388; Decl. of Ju...

  • DISCOVER BANK V. CARPIO

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Plaintiff Discover Bank’s motion to transfer venue of this action to Sacramento Superior Court is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 397, subd. (a).) Plaintiff has established that this is not the proper venue for the action based on defendant’s residence. (Zeller Decl., ¶ 4.) If no hearing is requested, this te...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK V. ROBLES

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Plaintiff Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A.’s unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 438, subd. (c)(1)(A).) The complaint states facts sufficient to constitute a cause or causes of action against the defendant and based on the matters deemed admitted, the answer does n...

  • YOUNGER V. PUTNAM

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Lori Y. Putnam’s demurrer to plaintiff William R. Younger, II’s complaint is CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion to Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department Seven, so that Ms. Putman’s motion to transfer and coordinate actions, filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los A...

  • MONSTER LEAD GROUP, INC. V. CAPITAL PRESORT, INC.

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Presort Center of Fresno, LLC’s demurrer to the fourth cause for fraud in plaintiff Monster Lead Group, Inc.’s second amended complaint is SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) Plaintiff fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action for fraud against...

  • PETITION OF HOOVER

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The petition for change of name is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1277.) No written objections were filed with the Court. This tentative ruling is effective immediately. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1277(a)(1).) No formal order pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1312, or further notice is required.

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  • PETITION OF JONES

    Sep 1, 2016 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Petitioner Nina Nero’s unopposed motion to deposit the minor’s money into a blocked account at Travis Credit Union instead of Wells Fargo Bank, is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 473, subd. (b); Decl. of Jeffrey Stromberg, ¶¶ 1-6; Decl. of Nina Nero, ¶¶1-5.) The notice of motion does not provide notice of the...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. David W. Reed

  • LANGSAM V. NEVIS

    Nov 2, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The parties are DIRECTED TO APPEAR.

    ...

  • DHINDSA V. KOSNOFF

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Brian Kosnoff’s motion to compel production of business records is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 2025.480, subd. (a).) Attorney Sean Gavin and plaintiff Prabhjot Dhindsa shall pay monetary sanctions, jointly and severally, in the amount of $1,035.00 to defendant Brian Kosnoff by August 10, 2018. (...

  • VAUGHN V. ROYAL GUEST HOTELS, INC.

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The parties are DIRECTED TO APPEAR for a hearing on plaintiffs Kaitlin Vaughn and Yassmeen Abo-Elreich’s unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.769(c), (d).)

    ...

  • KIRKENDALL V. CENTEX HOMES

    Jul 11, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Intervenor Contractors Insurance Company of North America’s unopposed motion to intervene on behalf of its insured, Martin Magdaleno, Inc. dba El Dorado Grading Company is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 387; Reliance Ins. Co. v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (2000) 84 Cal.App.4th 383, 388; Decl. of Ju...

  • DISCOVER BANK V. CARPIO

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Plaintiff Discover Bank’s motion to transfer venue of this action to Sacramento Superior Court is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 397, subd. (a).) Plaintiff has established that this is not the proper venue for the action based on defendant’s residence. (Zeller Decl., ¶ 4.) If no hearing is requested, this te...

  • CAPITAL ONE BANK V. ROBLES

    Jun 13, 2018 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Plaintiff Capital One Bank (U.S.A.), N.A.’s unopposed motion for judgment on the pleadings is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 438, subd. (c)(1)(A).) The complaint states facts sufficient to constitute a cause or causes of action against the defendant and based on the matters deemed admitted, the answer does n...

  • YOUNGER V. PUTNAM

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Lori Y. Putnam’s demurrer to plaintiff William R. Younger, II’s complaint is CONTINUED on the Court’s own motion to Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department Seven, so that Ms. Putman’s motion to transfer and coordinate actions, filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los A...

  • MONSTER LEAD GROUP, INC. V. CAPITAL PRESORT, INC.

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Defendant Presort Center of Fresno, LLC’s demurrer to the fourth cause for fraud in plaintiff Monster Lead Group, Inc.’s second amended complaint is SUSTAINED WITH LEAVE TO AMEND. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10, subd. (e).) Plaintiff fails to allege facts sufficient to state a cause of action for fraud against...

  • PETITION OF HOOVER

    Jan 25, 2017 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    The petition for change of name is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1277.) No written objections were filed with the Court. This tentative ruling is effective immediately. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1277(a)(1).) No formal order pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.1312, or further notice is required.

    ...

  • PETITION OF JONES

    Sep 1, 2016 |  Judge David W. Reed |  Yolo County, CA

    Petitioner Nina Nero’s unopposed motion to deposit the minor’s money into a blocked account at Travis Credit Union instead of Wells Fargo Bank, is GRANTED. (Code Civ. Proc., § 473, subd. (b); Decl. of Jeffrey Stromberg, ¶¶ 1-6; Decl. of Nina Nero, ¶¶1-5.) The notice of motion does not provide notice of the...

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