The Honorable Katherine A. Bacal

San Diego County Superior Court

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San Diego County Superior Court, Department 69 (website)

Courtroom Clerk: 619-450-7069

Calendar Clerk: 619-450-7328

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The Hon. Katherine A. Bacal is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2008 to succeed Thomas C. Hendrix. Bacal was elected to a full term in 2010. Bacal received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.


  • Judge at Superior Court of San Diego (from 2008)
  • Attorney at Baker & McKenzie (2000 to 2008)
  • Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1991 to 2000)