Judge Kenneth J. Gnoss | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

Biography

The Hon. Kenneth J. Gnoss is a judge for the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Laurence K. Sawyer.

Gnoss earned a B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1980. During this time, he also served on the Inglewood Police Force. Then, in 1983, he completed a J.D. from Western State University School of Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Gnoss served in the Office of the District Attorney of Sonoma County. He entered as a deputy district attorney in 1984, quickly rising to chief deputy district attorney in 1986.

Gnoss was raised in Novato, California. His father was a court clerk for Marin County.

He is registered as a Republican.

Education

J.D. from Western State University School of Law (1983)

B.A. from Pepperdine University (1980)

Career

Chief Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Sonoma County, California (1986 to 2005)

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in Sonoma County, California (1984 to 1986)

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