The Honorable Kimberly E. Colwell

Alameda County Superior Court

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Alameda County Superior Court, Department 511 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-690-2720

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The Hon. Kimberly E. Colwell is a judge for the Superior Court of Alameda County in California. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on December 27, 2012. She was elected in 2014 for a term that expires in January of 2021. Colwell earned her B.A. from Linfield College in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1984.


  • Judge at Superior Court of Alameda (2013 to 2021)
  • Lawyer at Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver and Wilson (2002 to 2012)
  • Lawyer, at Eskanos and Adler, PC (1987 to 1989)
  • Lawyer at Law Offices of Bertrand, Fox, Elliot and Colwell (1990 to 2002)