The Honorable James A. Boscoe

Tuolumne County Superior Court, Department 2


The Hon. James A. Boscoe is a judge for the Superior Court of Tuolumne County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on March 13, 2006, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. William Polley.

Boscoe earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

He began his legal career with two short stints as an associate in private practice as well as a deputy public defender in the Office of the Public Defender of San Joaquin County. He then served as a deputy county counsel in the Office of County Counsel for Tuolumne County and a city attorney in the Office of the City Attorney of Sonora. Then, in 1990, he joined the Office of the District Attorney of Tuolumne County as a deputy district attorney. He served in that capacity for five years, at which time he left to practice family and personal injury law in the private sector.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Boscoe served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of Tuolumne County from 1997 to 2006. During his nine-year tenure there, he handled family law and child support cases.

Boscoe was born and raised in Stockton, California. When not presiding over cases, he regularly plays golf and racquetball.

He is registered as a Republican.

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