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

  • LILIBETH BERSABAL VS. IMPAC MORTGAGE

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT FILED BY LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC * TENTATIVE RULING: * Lakeview’s unopposed demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. The causes of action as pled do not state facts sufficient to allege a claim against Lakeview. CCP 430.10(e).

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  • JERUM VS. LY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO BIFURCATE QUIET TITLE CLAIM FILED BY GREG JERUM, et al. * TENTATIVE RULING: * Unopposed motion to bifurcate the quiet title claim is granted. The prove up hearing will be held on January 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The court will sign the order provided.

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  • DOE VS. APOLLO VETERINARY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGS. FILED BY APOLLO VETERINARY HOSPITAL, KEVIN SINGH * TENTATIVE RULING: * Unopposed motion to compel further responses, without objections, to form interrogatory nos. 2.2., 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7. 6.7, 8.7, 8.8 and 10.1 is granted. Plaintiff is orde...

  • VEGA VS. YAPSTONE

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO DEEM MATTERS ADMITTED FILED BY YAPSTONE, INC. * TENTATIVE RULING: * Defendant’s motion to deem matters admitted is denied. Plaintiffs’ counsel produced code compliant responses after the motion was filed. Defendant’s motion to compel further responses to special interrogatory numbers 3...

  • BAILEY VS. BNSF RAILWAY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION FILED BY BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY * TENTATIVE RULING: * BNSF’s motion to compel further responses to request for production nos. 21, 24, 35 and 50 is granted. The court will not award sanctions because it finds plaintiff had a good faith belief tha...

  • TILES WAREHOUSE VS. GARG INVESTMENTS

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION RE FAIR MARKET RENTAL RATE FILED BY PLAINTIFF * TENTATIVE RULING: * The motion for reconsideration is denied. The temporary restraining order granted on October 4, 2019 was an interim order that terminates automatically when a preliminary injunction is issued. (Houser ...

  • PETITION OF SHAWN R. BARNETT

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE * TENTATIVE RULING: * The Minor’s Compromise is approved. No appearance is required. Counsel should submit orders after hearing to the department.

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  • REED VS. SCHULER

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL RESETTING CONFERENCE SET BY DEPT. 9 PER MINUTES OF 12/12/18 * TENTATIVE RULING: * See Line 1.

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  • MORALES-LAZO VS. MATHESON TRUCK

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER FILED BY VIOLETA MORALES-LAZO, MARIA MORALES-LAZO * TENTATIVE RULING: * Plaintiff’s motion for protective order is denied. However, Attorney Bairey is admonished to maintain courtesy and civility during depositions and he is ordered to pay sanctions to plaintiff’s cou...

  • REED VS. SCHULER

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO REOPEN DISCOVERY FILED BY MARLENE SCHULER, HERB SCHULER * TENTATIVE RULING: * This case has been stayed pending resolution of the related criminal matter. This hearing is continued to March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jill C. Fannin

  • LILIBETH BERSABAL VS. IMPAC MORTGAGE

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON DEMURRER TO COMPLAINT FILED BY LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC * TENTATIVE RULING: * Lakeview’s unopposed demurrer to the complaint is sustained with leave to amend. The causes of action as pled do not state facts sufficient to allege a claim against Lakeview. CCP 430.10(e).

    ...

  • JERUM VS. LY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO BIFURCATE QUIET TITLE CLAIM FILED BY GREG JERUM, et al. * TENTATIVE RULING: * Unopposed motion to bifurcate the quiet title claim is granted. The prove up hearing will be held on January 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The court will sign the order provided.

    ...

  • DOE VS. APOLLO VETERINARY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGS. FILED BY APOLLO VETERINARY HOSPITAL, KEVIN SINGH * TENTATIVE RULING: * Unopposed motion to compel further responses, without objections, to form interrogatory nos. 2.2., 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7. 6.7, 8.7, 8.8 and 10.1 is granted. Plaintiff is orde...

  • VEGA VS. YAPSTONE

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO DEEM MATTERS ADMITTED FILED BY YAPSTONE, INC. * TENTATIVE RULING: * Defendant’s motion to deem matters admitted is denied. Plaintiffs’ counsel produced code compliant responses after the motion was filed. Defendant’s motion to compel further responses to special interrogatory numbers 3...

  • BAILEY VS. BNSF RAILWAY

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION FILED BY BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY * TENTATIVE RULING: * BNSF’s motion to compel further responses to request for production nos. 21, 24, 35 and 50 is granted. The court will not award sanctions because it finds plaintiff had a good faith belief tha...

  • TILES WAREHOUSE VS. GARG INVESTMENTS

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION RE FAIR MARKET RENTAL RATE FILED BY PLAINTIFF * TENTATIVE RULING: * The motion for reconsideration is denied. The temporary restraining order granted on October 4, 2019 was an interim order that terminates automatically when a preliminary injunction is issued. (Houser ...

  • PETITION OF SHAWN R. BARNETT

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MINOR'S COMPROMISE * TENTATIVE RULING: * The Minor’s Compromise is approved. No appearance is required. Counsel should submit orders after hearing to the department.

    ...

  • REED VS. SCHULER

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    SPECIAL SET HEARING ON: TRIAL RESETTING CONFERENCE SET BY DEPT. 9 PER MINUTES OF 12/12/18 * TENTATIVE RULING: * See Line 1.

    ...

  • MORALES-LAZO VS. MATHESON TRUCK

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER FILED BY VIOLETA MORALES-LAZO, MARIA MORALES-LAZO * TENTATIVE RULING: * Plaintiff’s motion for protective order is denied. However, Attorney Bairey is admonished to maintain courtesy and civility during depositions and he is ordered to pay sanctions to plaintiff’s cou...

  • REED VS. SCHULER

    Dec 11, 2019 |  Judge Jill C. Fannin |  Contra Costa County, CA

    HEARING ON MOTION TO REOPEN DISCOVERY FILED BY MARLENE SCHULER, HERB SCHULER * TENTATIVE RULING: * This case has been stayed pending resolution of the related criminal matter. This hearing is continued to March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

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