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The Honorable Christine A. Carringer

Solano County Superior Court, Department 12

Biography

The Hon. Christine A. Carringer is a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Allan P. Carter (Ret.).

She is a registered Republican.

Judge Carringer received her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1974. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1987.

Carringer began her legal career in private practice, working as an associate at Porter and Scott from 1987 to 1989, and at Segal and Kirby from 1989 to 1994. She practiced for ten years at Knox Ricksen LLP and was of counsel at Powers and Miller from 2006 to 2009. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Carringer was practicing at Katchis, Harris, and Yempuku.

While on the bench, Judge Carringer has presided over the Family Law and Adoptions Courts as well as LPS conservatorship cases. She has also served as the Supervising Judge of the Family Law Division.

Her memberships have included the Solano County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the Forest County Bar Association.

Education

J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1987)

B.A. from Pennsylvania State University (1974)

Career

Staff Counsel at Katchis, Harris, and Yempuku in Sacramento County, California (2009 to 2013)

Of Counsel at Powers and Miller (2006 to 2009)

Member Attorney at Knox Ricksen LLP (1995 to 2005)

Associate at Segal and Kirby (1989 to 1994)

Associate at Porter Scott (1987 to 1989)

Recent Rulings by Hon Christine A. Carringer

  • MACKEY V. CRUZ

    Jan 23, 2019 |  Judge Christine A. Carringer |  Solano County, CA

    Motion by Respondent MARCELLA CRUZ for Attorneys Fees and Costs TENTATIVE RULING C.C.P. §527.6(s) authorizes the court to award costs and attorneys fees to the prevailing party on a civil harassment petition: The prevailing party in an action brought under this section may be awarded court costs and attorney's fees, if any. In general, for attorneys fees claims based upon statute, not contract, when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses the action, the trial court has discretion to determine whether the defendant was the “prevailing party” on a practical level. Galan v. Wolfriver Holding Corp.


  • MACKEY V. CRUZ

    Jan 23, 2019 |  Judge Christine A. Carringer |  Solano County, CA

    Motion by Respondent MARCELLA CRUZ for Attorneys Fees and Costs TENTATIVE RULING C.C.P. §527.6(s) authorizes the court to award costs and attorneys fees to the prevailing party on a civil harassment petition: The prevailing party in an action brought under this section may be awarded court costs and attorney's fees, if any. In general, for attorneys fees claims based upon statute, not contract, when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses the action, the trial court has discretion to determine whether the defendant was the “prevailing party” on a practical level. Galan v. Wolfriver Holding Corp.


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