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

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jill C. Fannin