The Honorable Tara K. James

Appointed By: Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr.


The Hon. Tara K. James is a judge for the Tulare County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2015.

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge James received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1994.

James began her legal career in private practice, where she practiced as an associate at the Law Offices of Rasmussen, Howard, and Libbey from 1994 to 1996.

She then left the private sector to become a deputy district attorney with the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, where she would remain until 2003 when she entered into solo practice. James would remain in private practice at her own law firm until her appointment to the Superior Court in 2015.

While on the bench, Judge James has presided in the Family Law Division.

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