The Honorable John C. Cope

Contra Costa County Superior Court

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Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 22 (website)

Clerk phone: 925-608-1122

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In 2013, Hon. John C. Cope was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California.

The judge is a Republican.

He was the youngest of six children and grew up in a small farming community in central California called Hanford. The judge's mother was a teacher’s aide and his father was a school teacher.

Judge Cope is a Benicia resident. He is married and has 6 children.

His hobbies are woodworking and swimming.


  • J.D. from Brigham Young University (J. Reuben Clark) School of Law
  • Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University


  • Deputy district attorney at District Attorney's Office in Contra Costa County, California (1991 to 2013)