The Honorable Kim R. Hubbard

Orange County Superior Court, Department C08


The Hon. Kim R. Hubbard is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 16, 2008, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Glenn Mahler.

Hubbard attended Irvine University, where she earned a B.S. as well as a J.D.

Hubbard began her legal career as an attorney in her own private practice in 1979. Four years later, she started working as in-house counsel, first for Westworld Community Healthcare, then for Traveler’s Insurance Company. In 1990, she joined Pothier and Hinrichs as an associate, where she worked for two years before moving to the Law Offices of Laura Hinrichs. Then, in 1993, she returned to her own private practice, where she worked until her appointment to the Superior Court of Orange County.

Hubbard has devoted most of her legal career to specializing in elder law, handling conservatorships, probate guardianships, small estate planning, and vulnerable elder abuse.

Hubbard acted as Coordinator for the Financial Abuse Specialist Team for the Orange County Council on Aging from 2003 to 2007 and the Los Angeles County Fiduciary Abuse Specialist Team from 2007 to 2008, where she promoted community education on financial elder abuse, identity theft, and hoarding. Hubbard has also served as the Director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Program for WISE & Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California.

Hubbard served as President of the Orange County Bar Association in 2004 and as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association in 1995. She was a member of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County from 1987 to 2008 as well as a member of the Older Adult Services Subcommittee of the Orange County Mental Health Board. She is a founding member of the Orange County Hoarding Task Force.

Hubbard was awarded the Fay Stender Outstanding Service Award from California Women Lawyers in 2007.

She was a resident of Laguna Beach, California at the time of her appointment to the bench.

She is registered as a Republican.

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