The Honorable Danielle K. Douglas

Contra Costa County Superior Court

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Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 18 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-942-2118

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Hon. Danielle K. Douglas is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in Contra Costa County, California. Governor Jerry Brown appointed her in 2014.

As a Judge, she enjoys complex issues and cases. She says the complex issues are mental gymnastics.

She was inspired by her mother and the Huxtables of “The Cosby Show.”

Judge Douglas's father worked at a grocery store as a clerk, and her mother was a bank teller. She later becomes the vice president of the bank.

Food is another passion of her, she loves cheese and is a big fan of Iron Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef."

Judge Douglas move to Missouri Western when her husband was recruited for playing football. She is the mother of 3 children.


  • J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Bachelor's degree from Missouri Western State University


  • Assistant district attorney at District Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, California (2013 to 2014)
  • Deputy district attorney at District Attorney’s Office in Contra Costa County, California (2000 to 2013)