The Honorable Jill C. Fannin

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 21

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Biography

The Hon. Jill C. Fannin is a judge for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Gray Davis in April 20013, filling a vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Michael R. Coleman. She was automatically re-elected in 2010 after running unopposed.

Fannin earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She later received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California.

She began her legal career in 1987, practicing with a number of different law firms throughout San Francisco and Walnut Creek. She started with Guy Kornblum & Associates, where she handled insurance cases. She then worked at Bronson, Bronson &McKinnon from 1989 to 1993, Farrow Bramson from 1993 to 1998, and Morison-Knox, Holden, Melendez & Prough from 1998 to 2000. Then, just prior to her appointment to the bench, Fannin worked a mediator at JAMS from 2000 to 2003.

Over the course of her judicial career, Fannin has presided over both civil and criminal matters as well as the juvenile court. One notable case was the misconduct case against former Contra Costa County, California Superior Court Judge Bruce C. Mills.

Fannin has served as President of the Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Her memberships have included the Robert G. McGrath Inns of Court, California Woman Lawyers, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Her father is the Hon. Coleman Fannin (Ret.). As a child, she would often bike to the courthouse to watch her father's court proceedings.

Fannin is married with three children.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jill C. Fannin

  • BREHEDA VS. BULLOTTA

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PRAYER FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES

    FILED BY DALE BULLOTTA, MAUREEN BULLOTTA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Strike is granted. Leave to amend is granted as described below.

    This is a personal injury action that arises out of an incident that ...

  • F-3 FIREPROOFING, INC. VS. KEEN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY F-3 FIREPROOFING, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion for leave to file the first amended complaint is granted. Plaintiff shall file the FAC within 10 days of this hearing.

    ...

  • SMITH V. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR RELEASE OF PROPERTY FROM LIEN

    FILED BY JOHN A. PERKINS AND LAURA J. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Petition For Release of Property From Lien is granted. (Civ. Code, § 8460, subd. (a); Civ. Code, § 8480, subd. (a).) Defendants are awarded the sum o...

  • PETITION OF SANTIAGO DAVILA-JA

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Minor’s Compromise is approved. The court will sign the order provided.

    ...

  • SARRFIAN VS. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO DEEM MATTERS ADMITTED

    FILED BY MACY'S WEST STORES, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion is continued by stipulation to July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • HANCOCK VS. WEDGEWOOD

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY WEDGEWOOD, LLC, CATAMOUNT PROPERTIES 2018, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. The complaint fails to set forth facts sufficient to state a cause of action against defendants. CCP...

  • COMERICA BANK VS. CENTRALBANC MORTGAGE

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

    FILED BY COMERICA BANK

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff Comerica Bank’s motion for summary judgment is denied. The motion for summary adjudication is also denied.

    As an initial matter, the Court notes that the second page of Delaney’s de...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEE'S

    FILED BY BERKADIA COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • DONZELLI VS. HOMETOWN SERVICES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR RIGHT TO ATTACH ORDER & WRIT OF ATTACHMENT

    FILED BY PLAINTIFF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by moving party.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES

    FILED BY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • LEWIS VS. LH CONCORD PROPERTY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

    FILED BY JENNIFER WHITE, LH CONCORD PROPERTY, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    On the Court's own motion, the hearing on Defendants' motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication of issues, is continu...

  • DONZELLI VS. HOMETOWN SERVICES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF POSSESSION

    FILED BY PLAINTIFF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by moving party.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING COMPLIANCE WITH DEPO. NOTICE

    FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court is inclined to appoint a discovery referee under CCP 639(a)(5) to hear this dispute and any future discovery disputes at a 50/50 cost split. The current discove...

  • SMITH VS. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE

    FILED BY JOHN A. PERKINS, LAURA J. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ motion to strike is moot, in light of the Court’s ruling on the companion demurrer. However, plaintiffs are on notice of defendants’ arguments in support of the motion to strike,...

  • SCOTT VS. GOMEZ

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT

    FILED BY JESUS GOMEZ, CELERNIA GOMEZ

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion to strike all references to punitive damages is granted without leave to amend. Defendant shall file an answer within 10 days of the hearing.

    ...

  • CHAIKEN VS. THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • SARRFIAN VS. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY

    FILED BY MACY'S WEST STORES, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion is continued by stipulation to July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO TAX COSTS OF DEFTS. WELLS FARGO & BERKADIA COMM.

    FILED BY DENAE WILSON, LONNIE WILSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • CHAIKEN VS. THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY ESKATON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS VS. NUNN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR PREJUDGMENT POSSESSION

    FILED BY STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS AUTHORITY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The State Route 4 Bypass Authority’s motion for an order of prejudgment possession is granted.

    The Authority seeks to condemn certain property located in Brentwood usin...

  • HERNANDEZ VS. LEZER

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE CASES

    FILED BY BRUCE LEZER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion to consolidate C20-00548, filed by Maria Juarez Hernandez, into this case is granted. All future filings shall use case number C19-02697. The CMC set for 8:30 a.m. on July 28, 2020 is ...

  • SMITH VS. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY LAURA J. PERKINS, JOHN A. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer brought by defendants John Perkins and Laura Perkins is sustained as to all causes of action set forth in plaintiffs’ Complaint, with the exception of Count 9. Defendants’ ...

  • RE JONAS KOBYLIK

    Jun 17, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Minor’s compromise is approved. The court will sign the order provided.

    ...

  • JKL CONSTRUCTION VS. GIANNI

    Jun 17, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY TOUCH

    PLATE PROPERTIES, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defense attorney’s motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. The court will revise and sign the order provided.

    ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jill C. Fannin

  • BREHEDA VS. BULLOTTA

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PRAYER FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES

    FILED BY DALE BULLOTTA, MAUREEN BULLOTTA

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Strike is granted. Leave to amend is granted as described below.

    This is a personal injury action that arises out of an incident that ...

  • F-3 FIREPROOFING, INC. VS. KEEN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY F-3 FIREPROOFING, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion for leave to file the first amended complaint is granted. Plaintiff shall file the FAC within 10 days of this hearing.

    ...

  • SMITH V. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION FOR RELEASE OF PROPERTY FROM LIEN

    FILED BY JOHN A. PERKINS AND LAURA J. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Petition For Release of Property From Lien is granted. (Civ. Code, § 8460, subd. (a); Civ. Code, § 8480, subd. (a).) Defendants are awarded the sum o...

  • PETITION OF SANTIAGO DAVILA-JA

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The Minor’s Compromise is approved. The court will sign the order provided.

    ...

  • SARRFIAN VS. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO DEEM MATTERS ADMITTED

    FILED BY MACY'S WEST STORES, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion is continued by stipulation to July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • HANCOCK VS. WEDGEWOOD

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY WEDGEWOOD, LLC, CATAMOUNT PROPERTIES 2018, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. The complaint fails to set forth facts sufficient to state a cause of action against defendants. CCP...

  • COMERICA BANK VS. CENTRALBANC MORTGAGE

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

    FILED BY COMERICA BANK

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Plaintiff Comerica Bank’s motion for summary judgment is denied. The motion for summary adjudication is also denied.

    As an initial matter, the Court notes that the second page of Delaney’s de...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEE'S

    FILED BY BERKADIA COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • DONZELLI VS. HOMETOWN SERVICES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR RIGHT TO ATTACH ORDER & WRIT OF ATTACHMENT

    FILED BY PLAINTIFF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by moving party.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES

    FILED BY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • LEWIS VS. LH CONCORD PROPERTY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION

    FILED BY JENNIFER WHITE, LH CONCORD PROPERTY, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    On the Court's own motion, the hearing on Defendants' motion for summary judgment, or in the alternative, summary adjudication of issues, is continu...

  • DONZELLI VS. HOMETOWN SERVICES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF POSSESSION

    FILED BY PLAINTIFF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by moving party.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR ORDER COMPELLING COMPLIANCE WITH DEPO. NOTICE

    FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court is inclined to appoint a discovery referee under CCP 639(a)(5) to hear this dispute and any future discovery disputes at a 50/50 cost split. The current discove...

  • SMITH VS. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE

    FILED BY JOHN A. PERKINS, LAURA J. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ motion to strike is moot, in light of the Court’s ruling on the companion demurrer. However, plaintiffs are on notice of defendants’ arguments in support of the motion to strike,...

  • SCOTT VS. GOMEZ

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO STRIKE PORTIONS OF PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT

    FILED BY JESUS GOMEZ, CELERNIA GOMEZ

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion to strike all references to punitive damages is granted without leave to amend. Defendant shall file an answer within 10 days of the hearing.

    ...

  • CHAIKEN VS. THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • SARRFIAN VS. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORES

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF RESPONSES TO DISCOVERY

    FILED BY MACY'S WEST STORES, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion is continued by stipulation to July 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • WILSON VS. WELLS FARGO

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO TAX COSTS OF DEFTS. WELLS FARGO & BERKADIA COMM.

    FILED BY DENAE WILSON, LONNIE WILSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • CHAIKEN VS. THE REUTLINGER COMMUNITY

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO 1st Amended COMPLAINT

    FILED BY ESKATON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The court continues the hearing on this matter to July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS VS. NUNN

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR PREJUDGMENT POSSESSION

    FILED BY STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS AUTHORITY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The State Route 4 Bypass Authority’s motion for an order of prejudgment possession is granted.

    The Authority seeks to condemn certain property located in Brentwood usin...

  • HERNANDEZ VS. LEZER

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE CASES

    FILED BY BRUCE LEZER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Unopposed motion to consolidate C20-00548, filed by Maria Juarez Hernandez, into this case is granted. All future filings shall use case number C19-02697. The CMC set for 8:30 a.m. on July 28, 2020 is ...

  • SMITH VS. PERKINS

    Jul 01, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT

    FILED BY LAURA J. PERKINS, JOHN A. PERKINS

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The demurrer brought by defendants John Perkins and Laura Perkins is sustained as to all causes of action set forth in plaintiffs’ Complaint, with the exception of Count 9. Defendants’ ...

  • RE JONAS KOBYLIK

    Jun 17, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Minor’s compromise is approved. The court will sign the order provided.

    ...

  • JKL CONSTRUCTION VS. GIANNI

    Jun 17, 2020 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL FILED BY TOUCH

    PLATE PROPERTIES, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defense attorney’s motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. The court will revise and sign the order provided.

    ...

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