The Honorable Douglas M. Prouty

Plumas County Superior Court, Department 2

Biography

The Hon. Douglas M. Prouty is a judge for the Plumas County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Ira R. Kaufman (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Prouty received his B.A. from Dickinson College. He went on to earn his J.D. from the San Francisco Law School.

Besides a brief stint as a part-time attorney with the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office, Prouty spent most of his legal career in private practice. After leaving the D.A.'s office in 1983, he worked as an associate at the Law Offices of James Paul Green from 1982 to 1987, and with the Law Offices of Robert F. French from 1987 to 1990. He then entered into solo practice, where he would remain until his appointment to the bench. During his time as a sole practitioner, Prouty served as owner and mediator at Timberline Mediation Services from 1994 to 2001. He then began working as a contract public defender in 2001.

He also served as a judge pro tem for the traffic and small claims courts.

While on the bench, Judge Prouty has served as the Presiding Judge of the Plumas County Grand Jury.

At the time of his appointment to the Superior Court, Prouty was a member of the Executive Committee for the Plumas County Community Corrections Partnership.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Douglas M. Prouty

Recent Rulings by Hon. Douglas M. Prouty

  • FRANKE, JEFFREY, ET AL VS. ROSE, ALBERT J., ET AL

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Counsel has been granted numerous extensions on service of pleadings to facilitate possible resolution. No resolution has been reached to date. The Court will not grant any further extensions of time to respond and the parties need to comply with service requirements....

  • BANK OF AMERICA VS. ACHTER, ASHLEY

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. The Notice of Settlement was filed and this matter will not be set for further Case Management Conferences.

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  • SHELDON, MIKE VS. SHELDON, VALERIE

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will discuss the results of mediation.

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  • GUARDIANSHIP OF HINDE, NATHANIEL B.

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will sign a proposed Order for Transfer of this matter to Broward County, Florida, prepared by County Counsel as attorney for the Department of Social Services.

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  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF LEVINE, DAVID

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Notice has been given as required by law and the Court has reviewed the submitted Declarations.

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  • GARLAND, MARSHAL ANDREW VS. GARLAND, JEANNE M.

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will proceed with the arraignment of the Respondent on the Order to Show Cause re: Contempt filed by Petitioner. The Court will also discuss the status of schooling and counseling for their child.

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  • CUCCIA, JADE ELIZABETH VS. GOMEZ, MARTIN MACIAS, JR.

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will discuss the results of mediation.

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  • ELMORE, HEATHER VS. FLEISHER, JUSTIN

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court notes there is no proof of service of the Respondent’s Request and the Court will discuss whether mediation has occurred.

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  • ARTHUR-SUTTER, CHEVONNE VS. ARTHUR, SOLOMON

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court has not yet received the report from Dr. Roeder.

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  • PETITION FOR NAME CHANGE – DENNIS PETERSON

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. Notice has been given as required by law and no opposition has been filed. The Court grants the Request and will sign the proposed Decree.

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  • GUARDIANSHIP OF BAGBY, QUINTIN BRIAN THOMAS

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. In light of the denial of the guardianship Petition, this matter is taken off calendar.

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  • GUARDIANSHIP OF MERKLEY, KYLI L.

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. The Court has received the Confidential Guardianship Status Report and the Court finds it is in the minor’s best interests to continue the guardianship. The Court will set the annual review hearing for June 22, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The clerk of the Court is reminded ...

  • SMITHSON, RYAN VS. LEONARD, MICHELE

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will discuss the setting of the contested hearing.

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  • J&S CUSTOM HOMES, INC. VS. NAKOMA ASSOCIATES, LP

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court will discuss ADR options or setting of MSC.

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  • NATIONAL BUSINESS FACTORS VS. JILBERT, WILLIAM IRVING

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Counsel had indicated at the last CMC that entry of judgment and dismissal was pending. To date, neither has occurred. The CMC will be continued to July 22, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. for status on the judgment and dismissal. If they have been filed prior to that date, counse...

  • CREDITORS ADJUSTMENT BUREAU VS. DRISCOLL, TIMOTHY JAMES

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. Counsel’s request for a 60 day continuance for service is granted and the CMC is continued to August 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. Pursuant to Rule of Court 3.740(e), if Defendants have not been served by that date, the Court will issue an order to show cause why reasonab...

  • COKOR, MONICA JANAE VS. COKOR, JOSEPH MATTHEW

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Appearance by CourtCall for counsel is authorized. Review hearing for completion of community service hours.

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  • SMITH, BAILEY VS. SCHWAMB, KAREN

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. Counsel has indicated that a global settlement has been reached and judgment is pending the execution of settlement documents. The Case Management Conference is continued to October 14, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. If the settlement has been finalized and Judgment entered, co...

  • ACKLEY, MONTEIL VS. CANTU, CHASE

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Petitioner has filed her opposition to the Petitioner’s Request and the Temporary Emergency Orders entered on April 18, 2019. The Court will discuss the results of court ordered mediation.

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  • DISCOVER BANK VS. HOLT, ANN

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. Pursuant to Rule of Court 3.740(f), this matter is set for a case management conference for entry of default judgment on July 8, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. If Plaintiff has not obtained a default judgment by that date, an OSC will be issued to show cause why monetary sanct...

  • IN THE MATTER OF HAMILTON, DONALD E. & BARBARA JO

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: No appearance required. Notice has been given as required by law and no opposition has been filed. The Court grants the Request and will sign the proposed Order.

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  • CONNER, JONATHAN VS. CONNER, ASHLEY

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Counsel indicated that the parties have reached a settlement. If the Judgment is filed before this hearing date, counsel does not have to appear. Otherwise, the Court will discuss proceeding with setting the matter for a MSC.

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  • ESTATE OF FELBER, LAWRENCE L.

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. Petitioner heir Laurence Felber has filed a petition to remove Cheryl Felber as administrator and appoint himself as successor. No opposition has been filed to that Petition. Laurence Felber had also filed a Petition for determination of distribution rights and an acc...

  • BROWN, MIKKI VS. MCARTHUR, JUSTIN

    Jun 10, 2019 |  Plumas County

    Tentative Ruling: Appearance required. The Court notes no proof of service has been filed and will discuss the results of mediation.

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