The Honorable Wendy M. Behan

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-1202


The Hon. Wendy M. Behan is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on December 7, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Joan M. Lewis.

Behan earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994. She then received a J.D. from the California Western School of Law.

She began her legal career as an associate with Casey, Gerry, Schenk, Francavilla, Blatt, and Penfield in 1999. Then, in 2010, she advanced to partner, a position she held until her appointment to the bench.

Behan served as president of the Lawyers Club of San Diego as well as California Women Lawyers.

She is registered as a Democrat.

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