The Honorable Kim Garlin Dunning

Orange County Superior Court

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The Hon. Kim G. Dunning is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former governor Pete Wilson on April 24, 1997, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jean Rheinheimer.

Dunning earned a B.A. in economics from Stanford University in 1972. She then received a J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1977.

Dunning began her legal career as an associate with Morris, Polich & Purdy in 1978. Then, in 1981, she moved to Murtaugh, Hatcher & Miller, where she worked until joining the City of Santa Ana as a deputy city attorney in 1982. The following year she began working as a senior research attorney for Associate Justice Thomas F. Crosby of the Fourth District Court of Appeal. She briefly returned to private practice in 1996, working as an attorney with Ramsey & Johnson before her appointment to the Superior Court of Orange County in 1997.

Dunning was raised in Los Angeles County, California. She attended Inglewood High School.

Dunning enjoys playing golf with her husband.

She will sit Pro-Tem in Division Four of the Second District Court of Appeal until April 30, 2019.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kim Garlin Dunning

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kim Garlin Dunning

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