The Honorable Allen H. Sumner

Sacramento County Superior Court

Biography

The Honorable Allen H. Sumner was appointed to the Superior Court of Sacramento County, California in California by former Governor Gray Davis in November 2003 to succeed Michael Ullman.

He received his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. Prior to being appointed to the Superior Court of Sacramento County, Hon. Sumner was Governor Davis' Chief Deputy of Legal Affairs Secretary.

In 2012, and 2015, he ran for re-election to the Superior Court. As an unopposed incumbent in both races, his name did not appear on the ballot and he was automatically re-elected. He won the primary election on June 5, 2018. Hon. Sumner's department handles primarily Trial, Natural Resource-CEQA, and Civil Writs.

Education

  • J.D. from University of Santa Clara School of Law

Career

  • Chief Deputy Legal Affairs at Sacramento County