The Honorable Kenneth J. Medel

San Diego County Superior Court

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San Diego County Superior Court, Department 66 (website)

Courtroom Clerk: 619-450-7066

Calendar Clerk: 619-450-7304

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The Hon. Kenneth J. Medel is a judge of the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. Medel won re-election in the primary election on June 5, 2018. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in October 2010 to succeed Michael Bennett Orfield. Medel received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.


  • B.a. from University of California, Irvine
  • J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law


  • Judge at Superior Court of San Diego (2010 to 2019)
  • Owner and principal lawyer at The Medel Law Firm (2001 to 2010)
  • Attorney at Private Practice (1987 to 2001)
  • Deputy district attorney at San Diego County District Attorney's Office (1980 to 1987)