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The Honorable John A. Behnke

Mendocino County Superior Court, Department H (website)

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Mendocino County Superior Court, Department H (website)

Criminal Division: (707) 463-4661


The Hon. John A. Behnke is a judge for the Superior Court of Mendocino County in California. He was appointed in September 2005 to succeed Henry K. Nelson.

Judge Behnke is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


Bachelor's Degree from Lawrence University

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


Attorney at Carter, Behnke, Oglesby and Bacik (1983 to 2005)

Attorney at Gaustad & Behnke (1981 to 1983)

Deputy District Attorney at Mendocino County District Attorney's Office in Mendocino County, California (1977 to 1981)

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