The Honorable Kimberly M. Briggs

Alameda County Superior Court, Department retired


The Hon. Kimberly M. Briggs (Ret.) served as a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. Briggs was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. She retired in 2019.

Over the course of her judicial career, Briggs held assignments in the Juvenile Dependency Department.

Briggs earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then completed a J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. Briggs is also a graduate of the Alameda County Chapter of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Training Program.

After graduating from law school, Briggs began her legal career as a deputy district attorney in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. During her seven-year tenure there, she was instrumental in the creation of its Domestic Violence Unit. Then, in 1995, she accepted a position in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. She served as an assistant U.S. Attorney until his appointment to the bench.

Briggs has served on the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent's Day Home, a development center for disadvantaged children. Her husband, Russell Giutini, has served as San Francisco’s Chief Assistant District Attorney.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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