The Honorable Elisabeth K. Mineta

Monterey County Superior Court, Department 11


The Hon. Elisabeth K. Mineta is a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Richard Price (Ret.).

She is registered decline-to-state.

Judge Mineta received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to earn her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Mineta had served as a research attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court since 2005. It was not her first stint with the Court, she had served in the same capacity from 1988 until 1999, but left to enter into solo practice at her own law firm, where she practiced from 1999 to 2005.

During her time on the bench, Judge Mineta has presided in the Misdemeanor Arraignment Department.

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