The Honorable Alison M. Tucher

Alameda County Superior Court

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Alameda County Superior Court, Department 109 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-627-4716

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The Hon. Alison M. Tucher is a judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County in California. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on December 27, 2013. She replaced retired Judge Joseph Hurley. Tucher was elected in 2016. She ran unopposed and did not appear on the ballot. On July 24, 2018, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Tucher to replace Justice Maria Rivera as an associate justice for Division Four on the California First District Court of Appeal. Her appointment requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointment. Tucher received her undergraduate degree from Williams College, her master's degree from the University of Cambridge, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.


  • MD from University of Cambridge
  • Undergraduate degree from Williams college
  • JD from Stanford Law School


  • Judge at Superior Court of Alameda (from 2013)
  • Partner at Morrison & Foerster (2004 to 2013)
  • Attorney at Morrison & Foester (1998 to 2004)
  • Deputy District Attorney at Santa Clara County (1995 to 1998)
  • Assistant Director at US Department of the Treasury's White House Security Review Team (1994 to 1995)
  • Law Clerk at Hon. David Souter, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk at Hon. William Albert Norris, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit