The Honorable Kevin R. Culhane

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 23

Biography

The Hon. Kevin R. Culhane is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2008.

Judge Culhane received his bachelor's degree from California State University, San Bernardino. He would earn his J.D. with high honors from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1976 and his LL.M from Stanford University in 1977. While in law school, Culhane served as the editor-in-chief for the Law Review.

After graduating with his master's degree, Culhane began teaching as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law.

Prior to being elected to the Superior Court, Culhane worked in private practice, where he specialized in business and professional liability, real estate and lender liability, as well as insurance, corporate, and personal injury matters.

He also served as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court.

While on the bench, Judge Culhane has served as an assistant presiding judge and a presiding judge. His assignments have included complex civil and criminal cases. He has also served as a criminal law and motion judge as well as a family law judge.

Some of his many memberships have included the Judicial Council of California, the State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance, the Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession, and the Presiding Judges Civil Advisory Committee. He also served on the State Bar Board of Governors, where he helped form the State Bar Court and was also instrumental in the creation of the Legal Malpractice Insurance program.

Culhane was named Judge of the Year in 2012 by the American Board of Trial Advocates, in 2013 by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, and in 2017 by the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kevin R. Culhane

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kevin R. Culhane

  • CDWR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CASES

    Jan 09, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Please see the Consolidate Tentative ruling posted under North Delta Water Agency's Motion for Attorney's Fees

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  • CDWR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CASES

    Jan 09, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Consolidated Tentative Ruling: Motion for Attorney's Fees (filed by multiple parties) The parties to a number of actions coordinated in this proceeding have moved for attorney fees and requested costs under Code of Civil Procedure sections 1021.5 and 1032. (1)The parties base their motions and requests on ...

  • CDWR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CASES

    Jan 09, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Please see the Consolidate Tentative ruling posted under North Delta Water Agency's Motion for Attorney's Fees

    ...

  • RICHARD J. CANACARI VS. JEENIE J. CANACARI

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff in Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • CASEY WOODBURY VS. ALAN GRUENEFELDT MD

    Jan 07, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    Order to Show Cause Re: Compliance - Case Management Program continued to 04/09/2020 at 08:30 in this department.

    New Case Management Statements shall be filed by all parties no later than 15 days prior to the hearing pursuant to Loc...

  • GEORGE IVANOV VS. JAMES DONALD SANDISON

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • PAUL DORITY VS. MICHELLE MORGAN

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY NA AS TRUSTEE FOR MORTAGE ASSETS MANAGEMENT SERIES I TRUST VS. DORA MARIA SOLORIO

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • RICHARD J. CANACARI VS. JEENIE J. CANACARI

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Compliance - Case Management Program is scheduled for 02/13/2020 at 08:30 AM in Department 23.

    An Attorney Compliance Statement shall be filed not less than fifteen (15) days prior to hearing. New Case Man...

  • LILLENE JAMES BERRY VS. SACRAMENTO HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per and Attorney for Cross Complaint or Cross Complaint In Pro Per is required.

    Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • JACQUELINE NOBLE VS. MICHAEL SARENTE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required.

    Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • CHRISTOPHER JAEGER VS. CHRISTOPHER RYAN

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    Order to Show Cause Re: Compliance - Case Management Program continued to 02/27/2020 at 08:30 in this department.

    An Attorney Compliance Statement shall be filed not less than fifteen (15) days prior to hearing. New Case Management S...

  • MICHAEL BALASA VS. ULLA ELENA NORLIE

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    The Order to Show Cause Re: Compliance - Case Management Program is scheduled for 02/13/2020 at 08:30 AM in Department 23.

    An Attorney Compliance Statement shall be filed not less than fifteen (15) days prior to hearing. New Case Man...

  • STEPHEN A LLAMAS VS. BEYOND ICE CREAM LLC

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • HYEON DO SEO VS. ELK HALL INVESTORS INC

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney's for Cross-Complainants Elk Hall Investors Inc and Phuong Ngoc Nguyen is required.

    Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • AMERICAN EXPRESS NATIONAL BANK VS. ROBERT E GERKIN

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • CASEY WOODBURY VS. ALAN GRUENEFELDT MD

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • YVONNE KEYLON VS. JCM PARTNERS, LLC

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required.

    Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • JASWINDER SANGHA VS. CALSTATE LOGISTICS LLC

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • MICHELLE BLANKENSHIP VS. TURNING POINT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • ANDREW J KATZ M.D. VS. BLACKPINE CURTIS LLC

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    This case is referred to Trial Setting Process for selection of Trial and Mandatory Settlement Conference dates. All counsel (including parties appearing in pro per) shall confer and agree upon trial and settlement conference dates. Availabl...

  • DAVID W CLARK VS. PATRICIA MILLER

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance is required under the following conditions:

    The Case Management Conference - Case Management Program is scheduled for 07/09/2020 at 08:30 AM in Department 23.

    New Case Management Statements shall be filed by all parties no later than 15 days prior to the hearing pursuant to Lo...

  • BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY NA AS TRUSTEE FOR MORTAGE ASSETS MANAGEMENT SERIES I TRUST VS. DORA MARIA SOLORIO

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required. Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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  • ANTHONY JACKSON VS. DUSTIN MATHEW EVANS

    Jan 06, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Mandatory appearance of Attorney for Plaintiff or Plaintiff In Pro Per is required.

    Absent an appearance for any matter on the Order to Show Cause Re: Non Compliance could result in dismissal without prejudice.

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