The Honorable Elizabeth Humphreys

San Joaquin County Superior Court, Department 11A


The Hon. Elizabeth Humphreys is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in 2002. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Sandra Butler Smith (Ret.).

Judge Humphreys graduated cum laude with her B.A. from Bucknell University in 1978. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1981.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Humphreys spent her entire legal career in private practice. She first practiced as an associate with the Law Offices of Ann Cerney for two years beginning in 1981. She then joined Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry, and Christopherson in 1983, where she practiced as a partner. During her tenure in private practice, Humphreys practiced business and real estate litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, business torts, public and private nuisance claims, environmental claims, antitrust, and real estate disputes. Her other areas of practice included insurance defense involving automobile accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction defect cases.

Humphreys also served as a judge pro tem and arbitrator.

While on the bench, Judge Humphreys has presided in the Probate Division.

She served as the editor-in-chief of the State Bar of California's, California Litigation publication and served on the City of Stockton's Civil Service Commission. Her other memberships have included the San Joaquin County Bar Association, the Senior Service Agency of San Joaquin County, the Council of Saint Dominic's Hospital, and past-president of the Women's Center of San Joaquin County.

Humphreys received the Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award for Law and Legal Services in 2001.

Judge Humphreys is married to the Hon. George Abdallah, Jr., who is also a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Elizabeth Humphreys

Recent Rulings by Hon. Elizabeth Humphreys

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