The Honorable Keith Faulder

Mendocino County Superior Court, Department A


The Hon. Keith Faulder is a judge for the Superior Court of Mendocino County in California. He was elected to the bench on June 7, 2016.

Faulder earned a B.S. in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He then completed a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1992.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Faulder served as a deputy public defender in the Office of the Public Defender of Mendocino County from 1998 to 2000. He then transferred to the Office of the District Attorney of Mendocino County, where he served for the next seven years. During his tenure there, he rose through the ranks, working as a deputy district attorney, a chief trial deputy, an assistant district attorney, and an interim district attorney.

Then, in 2007, he left the public sector in order to start his own private practice, where he handled criminal defense, juvenile law, property law, civil law, and family law matters.

Faulder served as president of the Mendocino County Law Library and treasurer of Project Sanctuary.

He has taught at Mendocino College and has served as a mentor-coach at Redwood Academy.

Before becoming a lawyer, Faulder started Faulder et al., a private investigation firm, with his older brother.

Faulder traveled to Nepal and climbed Mount Everest in 2014.

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