The Honorable Ernest W. Sawtelle

Sacramento County Superior Court

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 1 (website)

Clerk phone: 916-874-5507

Courtroom Rules

Biography

Honorable Ernest W. Sawtelle is a judge for the Superior Court of Sacramento County in California. He was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) in November 2008 to succeed John Mendez. Sawtelle received a bachelor's degree from California State University, Sacramento and a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Current Assignment: Civil Harassment Restraining Orders Cal.-GVRO/ (Rotating Judges - Friday only)

Floor: 1

Education

  • Bachelor's from California State University, Sacramento
  • University of the Pacific, McGeo from J.D.

Career

  • Judge at Superior Court of Sacramento County (from 2008)
  • Attorney at Sacramento County District Attorney's Office (1991 to 2008)