The Hon. Kimberly M. Briggs is a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009.
She is a registered Democrat.
Judge Briggs received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn her J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School.
Briggs began her legal career as a deputy district attorney with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office in 1987. During her seven-year tenure there, she was instrumental in helping to implement the D.A.'s Domestic Violence Unit. She left the D.A.'s office to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, where she would serve as an assistant U.S. Attorney from 1995 until her appointment to the bench in 2009.
While on the bench, Judge Briggs has presided over the Juvenile Dependency Department.
Her advocacy for children extends beyond the bench. She has served on the board of directors of the St. Vincent's Day Home, a development center for disadvantaged children, and is a graduate of the Alameda County chapter of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) training program.