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The Honorable Dan Grimmer

Alameda County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Court Info

Alameda County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Biography

The Hon. Dan Grimmer (Ret.) was a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former governor Gray Davis. He retired from the bench in 2018. His vacancy was filled by the Hon. Amy L. Sekany.

Judge Grimmer received his B.A. from the University of California in 1969. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1973.

He began his legal career in private practice, working first as a partner at Von Till and Grimmer before entering into solo practice.

Then, in 1998, Grimmer was appointed to serve as a court commissioner for the Alameda County Superior Court. During his two years as a commissioner, Grimmer presided over traffic and domestic violence cases.

While on the bench, Grimmer's assignments included family law, criminal and felony calendars.

Grimmer, who is a fraternal twin, was born and raised in Freemont, California. When he was four years old, he cut the ribbon at the inaugural opening of the old Freemont Courthouse. The honor was bestowed on his family since his father donated the land where the courthouse stood in 1951.

In his free time, Grimmer enjoys carpentry and hunting as well as spending time outdoors.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1973)

B.A. from University of California (1969)

Career

Judge at Alameda County Superior Court in Alameda County, California (2000 to 2018)

Court Commissioner at Alameda County Superior Court in Alameda County, California (1998 to 2000)

Sole Practitioner at Private Practice

Partner at Von Till and Grimmer

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