The Honorable Jill C. Fannin

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 21

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

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL SONIC WALNUT CREEK M. INC.S TO

    FURTH. RESPO, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motions are continued to March 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL MERCEDES-BENZ US, LLC FURTHER

    RESPONSES TO, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 7.

    ...

  • BRADFORD VS MEDIANEWS GROUP, I

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PLAINTIFFS PRAYER FOR PUNITIVE

    DAMAGES AND FILED BY JEFF ANDERSON, JEFF ANDERSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Anderson Defendant’s Motion to Strike Prayer for Punitive Damages and Supporting Allegations in the First Amended Complaint is granted with leave to...

  • PWRP-MORAGA LP VS. STARS HOLDI

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of STARS HOLDING CO., LLC

    FILED BY EAST BAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Continued by stipulation of parties to April 7, 2021 at 9 AM.

    ...

  • IN RE HANNAH VANCE

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is denied without prejudice. The court is uncomfortable having one parent have control over a California UTMA account given that withdrawals can be made at the parent’s discretion. The papers should be resubmitted with a guard...

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL SONIC WALNUT CREEK M, INC.

    FURTHER RESPONSE, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 7.

    ...

  • ALLEGIANT PARTNERS VS MORA ET

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF POSSESSION ( PLTF)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Continued at moving party’s request to 6/16/21 at 9:00 am.

    ...

  • KALNOKI VS. TSANG

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY DR. CAROLYN LACEY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motions for summary judgment filed by defendants Brown and Lacey are granted. There is insufficient admissible evidence to raise a triable issue of material fact that either doctor was negligent. Sig...

  • ELKHOURY VS SEARS ROEBUCK

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 3RD AMENDED COMPLAINT

    FILED BY SOUHEIL B ELKHOURY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is taken off-calendar at the request of the moving party.

    ...

  • ROBERT YAMAT VS PEOPLE OF THE

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO RETURN PROPERTY ILLEGALLY SEIZED ( FILED

    BY ROBERT YAMAT)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is denied without prejudice based on improper filing. This is a criminal matter which requires an evidentiary hearing in criminal court. Please refile in criminal cour...

  • LAMOBRUCO INC VS KENNETH J MA

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF CROSS-COMPLAINT

    FILED BY KEVIN HAMILTON, THIRD PLACE MORAGA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued to March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • MARTIN VS ESTATE OF RICHARD AD

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR AMND CRS-CMPLT TO NAME DOE DEFT FILED

    BY MICHAEL MCWHORTER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion became moot with the filing of the Doe amendment.

    ...

  • MUNSON VS THE KROGER CO.

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

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

    MUNSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Mr. Javaheri’s motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. Counsel shall submit an order after hearing and the ruling will be effective upon service of that order.

    ...

  • KALNOKI VS. TSANG

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY DR. MICHAEL BROWN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See line 2.

    ...

  • LAMOBRUCO INC VS KENNETH J MA

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARKEY FILED BY KEVIN

    HAMILTON, THIRD PLACE MORAGA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued to March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • CAMPUS COMMONS VS CLOSSON, ET

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR COMPEL ARBITRATION & STAY OF ACTION

    PENDING COMPLE FILED BY HIRSCH CLOSSON, CLIFFORD HIRSCH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Parties to appear via CourtCall to discuss stipulation to arbitrate.

    ...

  • GREG HART VS THOMAS MILWAY

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMND CRS-CMPLNT

    FILED BY GREG HART, STEVEN HART, KRISTIN HART, JANINE SENIOR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Cross-Defendants Greg Hart, Steven Hart, Kristen Hart and Janine Senior’s motion to strike portions of the first amended cross complaint...

  • CSAA INSURANCE EXCHANGE VS BSH

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PLTF'S COMPLAINT FILED BY BSH

    HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Moot per stipulation striking portions of the First Amended Complaint.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SELECTION OF SECTION 639(A)(5)

    DISCOVERY R FILED BY ALEX GOLDSTEIN, NEW U LIFE, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 1.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORD DQ'NG APPTD DISC REF; APPTNG NEW

    REF FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Enforce Selection of Discovery Referee is granted. Plaintiff Najjar’s competing Motion to Disqualify the Discovery Referee is denied.

    BACKGROU...

  • GARY VS KIPP

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FILED BY DAVID

    ALLEN KIPP

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Kipp’s Motion to Strike is denied.

    According to the complaint, defendant cut plaintiff off while defendant was driving his car and plaintiff his bicycle, and that after...

  • GUTIERREZ VS. 1141 MARINA WAY

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SETTLEMENT & FOR SANCTIONS AND

    ATTY FEES FILED BY 1141 MARINA WAY SOUTH, LLC, ALTEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by Notice of Settlement.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORD DQ’NG APPTD DISC REF; APPTNG NEW REF FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 14.

    ...

  • ANDREW VS HODGES, ET AL.

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STAY NONPARTY DEPO, QUASH NONPARTY DEPO

    FILED BY MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, THE OFFICE OF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion to quash the non-party deposition of attorney Shaw and for a protective order is denied. Background

    Plaintiff Dr. Andrew is suing...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jill C. Fannin

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL SONIC WALNUT CREEK M. INC.S TO

    FURTH. RESPO, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motions are continued to March 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL MERCEDES-BENZ US, LLC FURTHER

    RESPONSES TO, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 7.

    ...

  • BRADFORD VS MEDIANEWS GROUP, I

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PLAINTIFFS PRAYER FOR PUNITIVE

    DAMAGES AND FILED BY JEFF ANDERSON, JEFF ANDERSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Anderson Defendant’s Motion to Strike Prayer for Punitive Damages and Supporting Allegations in the First Amended Complaint is granted with leave to...

  • PWRP-MORAGA LP VS. STARS HOLDI

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of STARS HOLDING CO., LLC

    FILED BY EAST BAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Continued by stipulation of parties to April 7, 2021 at 9 AM.

    ...

  • IN RE HANNAH VANCE

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is denied without prejudice. The court is uncomfortable having one parent have control over a California UTMA account given that withdrawals can be made at the parent’s discretion. The papers should be resubmitted with a guard...

  • YOHANN SHAH VS MERCEDES BENZ U

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR COMPEL SONIC WALNUT CREEK M, INC.

    FURTHER RESPONSE, FILED BY YOHANN SHAH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 7.

    ...

  • ALLEGIANT PARTNERS VS MORA ET

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR WRIT OF POSSESSION ( PLTF)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Continued at moving party’s request to 6/16/21 at 9:00 am.

    ...

  • KALNOKI VS. TSANG

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY DR. CAROLYN LACEY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motions for summary judgment filed by defendants Brown and Lacey are granted. There is insufficient admissible evidence to raise a triable issue of material fact that either doctor was negligent. Sig...

  • ELKHOURY VS SEARS ROEBUCK

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR LEAVE TO FILE 3RD AMENDED COMPLAINT

    FILED BY SOUHEIL B ELKHOURY

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is taken off-calendar at the request of the moving party.

    ...

  • ROBERT YAMAT VS PEOPLE OF THE

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO RETURN PROPERTY ILLEGALLY SEIZED ( FILED

    BY ROBERT YAMAT)

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The petition is denied without prejudice based on improper filing. This is a criminal matter which requires an evidentiary hearing in criminal court. Please refile in criminal cour...

  • LAMOBRUCO INC VS KENNETH J MA

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF CROSS-COMPLAINT

    FILED BY KEVIN HAMILTON, THIRD PLACE MORAGA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued to March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • MARTIN VS ESTATE OF RICHARD AD

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR AMND CRS-CMPLT TO NAME DOE DEFT FILED

    BY MICHAEL MCWHORTER

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The motion became moot with the filing of the Doe amendment.

    ...

  • MUNSON VS THE KROGER CO.

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

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

    MUNSON

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Mr. Javaheri’s motion to be relieved as counsel is granted. Counsel shall submit an order after hearing and the ruling will be effective upon service of that order.

    ...

  • KALNOKI VS. TSANG

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT FILED BY DR. MICHAEL BROWN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See line 2.

    ...

  • LAMOBRUCO INC VS KENNETH J MA

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO CROSS COMPLAINT of MARKEY FILED BY KEVIN

    HAMILTON, THIRD PLACE MORAGA, LLC

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    The hearing is continued to March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

    ...

  • CAMPUS COMMONS VS CLOSSON, ET

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON PETITION TO/FOR COMPEL ARBITRATION & STAY OF ACTION

    PENDING COMPLE FILED BY HIRSCH CLOSSON, CLIFFORD HIRSCH

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Parties to appear via CourtCall to discuss stipulation to arbitrate.

    ...

  • GREG HART VS THOMAS MILWAY

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PORTIONS OF 1ST AMND CRS-CMPLNT

    FILED BY GREG HART, STEVEN HART, KRISTIN HART, JANINE SENIOR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Cross-Defendants Greg Hart, Steven Hart, Kristen Hart and Janine Senior’s motion to strike portions of the first amended cross complaint...

  • CSAA INSURANCE EXCHANGE VS BSH

    Feb 24, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PLTF'S COMPLAINT FILED BY BSH

    HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Moot per stipulation striking portions of the First Amended Complaint.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SELECTION OF SECTION 639(A)(5)

    DISCOVERY R FILED BY ALEX GOLDSTEIN, NEW U LIFE, INC.

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 1.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 17, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORD DQ'NG APPTD DISC REF; APPTNG NEW

    REF FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendants’ Motion to Enforce Selection of Discovery Referee is granted. Plaintiff Najjar’s competing Motion to Disqualify the Discovery Referee is denied.

    BACKGROU...

  • GARY VS KIPP

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STRIKE PUNITIVE DAMAGES FILED BY DAVID

    ALLEN KIPP

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Defendant Kipp’s Motion to Strike is denied.

    According to the complaint, defendant cut plaintiff off while defendant was driving his car and plaintiff his bicycle, and that after...

  • GUTIERREZ VS. 1141 MARINA WAY

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ENFORCE SETTLEMENT & FOR SANCTIONS AND

    ATTY FEES FILED BY 1141 MARINA WAY SOUTH, LLC, ALTEN

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Taken off calendar by Notice of Settlement.

    ...

  • NAJJAR VS. GOLDSTEIN

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR ORD DQ’NG APPTD DISC REF; APPTNG NEW REF FILED BY GEORGE NAJJAR

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    See Line 14.

    ...

  • ANDREW VS HODGES, ET AL.

    Feb 10, 2021 |  Contra Costa County

    HEARING ON MOTION TO/FOR STAY NONPARTY DEPO, QUASH NONPARTY DEPO

    FILED BY MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, THE OFFICE OF

    * TENTATIVE RULING: *

    Motion to quash the non-party deposition of attorney Shaw and for a protective order is denied. Background

    Plaintiff Dr. Andrew is suing...

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