The Honorable Wendy McGuire Coats

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

Biography

The Hon. Wendy McGuire Coats is a judge for the Contra Costa County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 7, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Barry P. Goode.

Coats earned a B.S.Ed. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996. She spent the next several years teaching high school before completing a J.D. at Pepperdine University, Rick J. Caruso School of Law in 2005. As a law student, she sat as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Coats began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The following year, after the conclusion of her clerkship, she entered into private practice.

Coats started as an associate at Howrey, representing asylum applicants before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeal. Then, in 2010, she became a partner at McGuire Coats. She worked in that capacity until 2016, at which time she moved to Fisher Phillips. As a partner, Coats specialized in appellate matters, working in the Civil Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, and California Appellate Practice Groups.

Her memberships have included the Contra Costa County Bar Association (director), the American Bar Association, the California Women Lawyers (Amicus Committee), and the Robert McGrath American Inn of Court. She has also been involved with the Alamo Elementary School Site Council and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (director).

Born on a dairy farm in Upstate New York, Coats moved with her family to Columbia, Missouri, when she was ten years old. At that time, her father became the Head Track & Field Coach at the University of Missouri. In 2000, she moved to Los Angeles in order to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Cases by Hon. Wendy McGuire Coats

On March 8, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Mar 08, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 25, 2022

On March 7, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Mar 07, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 29, 2022

On February 28, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Feb 28, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 12, 2022

On February 28, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Feb 28, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 31, 2022

On February 7, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Feb 07, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 15, 2022

On January 20, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Jan 20, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 08, 2022

On January 12, 2022 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Jan 12, 2022

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Feb 16, 2022

On December 30, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 30, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 31, 2022

On December 29, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 29, 2021

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 30, 2022

On December 28, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 28, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 29, 2022

On December 28, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 28, 2021

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 29, 2022

On December 28, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 28, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 29, 2022

On December 27, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 27, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 29, 2022

On December 23, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 23, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 22, 2022

On December 22, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 22, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 23, 2022

On December 20, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 20, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 22, 2022

On December 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 16, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 17, 2022

On December 16, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 16, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 24, 2022

On December 14, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 14, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 15, 2022

On December 13, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 13, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 15, 2022

On December 10, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 10, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 11, 2022

On December 9, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 09, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 10, 2022

On December 3, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 03, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 04, 2022

On December 3, 2021 a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Contra Costa County. Judge Wendy McGuire Coats presiding.

Filed

Dec 03, 2021

Status

ACTIVE

County

Contra Costa County, CA

Case Last Refreshed

Mar 22, 2022

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