The Honorable Jeffrey A. Thompson

Colusa County Superior Court, Department 1


The Hon. Jeffrey A. Thompson is a judge for the Colusa County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. S. William Abel (Ret.).

Thompson is a registered Republican.

He graduated with his B.A. in history from Stanford University in 1977. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1981.

Thompson joined the Tehama County District Attorney's Office in 1989. He started as a deputy district attorney, but quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an assistant district attorney in 1992. He was named the district attorney in Tehama County in 1994, a position he held until 1999.

It was at that time Thompson entered into solo practice. He served in private practice until his appointment to the Superior Court in 2008.

During his tenure on the bench, Judge Thompson has served as the Presiding Judge of the Court.

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