The Hon. Kaleb V. Cockrum, of Eureka, was appointed in 2018 by California Governor Jerry Brown as a judge on the Humboldt County Superior Court.
Judge Cockburn said that he learned from being a public defender “empathy but it also teaches you a good sense of when someone is telling the truth and being honest. Fairness, having to listen to both sides and evaluate their cases not just how one side advocates for their position but ensuring everyone involved receives a fair hearing.”
J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law
B.S. from Andrews University
Interim public defender at Humboldt County Public Defender's Office in Humboldt County, California (2018 to 2018)
Supervising attorney at Humboldt County Conflict Counsel’s Office in Humboldt County, California (2017 to 2017)
Deputy public defender at Humboldt County in Humboldt County, California (2004 to 2017)