The Honorable Donald J. Proietti

Merced County Superior Court

Court Info

Merced County Superior Court, Department 10 (website)

Civil phone: (209) 725­-4111

Civil fax: (209) 725-­4110

Courtroom Rules


In 2009, the Hon. Donald Proietti was appointed by former Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as a judge for the Superior Court of Merced County in California. In 2018, he was elected presiding judge.

Judge Proietti is a Democrat.

The judge originally was on track to become an NFL player, but he was injured in his senior year.

He is married with several children and grandchildren.


  • J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Bachelor's degree from University of Arizona, Tucson


  • Attorney at Allen Proietti & Fagalde (1979 to 2009)