The Honorable Kim Baskett

Santa Cruz Superior Court, Department D


The Hon. Kim Baskett is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown on May 22, 2017, filling a newly created position.

Baskett earned a B.A. from San Jose State University. She then received a J.D. from the Monterey College of Law.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Baskett served as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, where she handled infraction and traffic cases from 2003 to 2017. She has also served in the Office of County Counsel for Santa Cruz as an assistant county counsel from 1994 to 2003.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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