The Honorable Barbara C. Hinton

Contra Costa County Superior Court

Court Info

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 38 (website)

Clerk phone: 925-608-1138

Courtroom Rules


The Hon. Barbara C. Hinton is a judge for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Judge Hinton on November 5, 2008, to serve the court.

Judge Hinton also presided over the departments of the new Juvenile Justice Center, started in Walnut Creek.


  • J.D. from Stanford University
  • Bachelor's degree from Stanford University


  • Deputy public defender at Office of the Public Defender in Contra Costa County, California (2008 to 2008)
  • Defense attorney at Alternate Defender's Office in Contra Costa County, California (1992 to 2008)