The Honorable Kimberly Merrifield

Butte County Superior Court

Court Info

Butte County Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Criminal: (530) 532‑7011

Juvenile Delinquency: (530) 532‑7023

Court Administration: (530) 532‑7013

Courtroom Rules


Hon. Kimberly Merrifield is a judge of the Superior Court of Butte County in California. Governor Jerry Brown (D) appointed her to fill the vacant seat after the retirement of Denny R. Forland n November 17, 2015.

She has served as an intern at the school’s Community Legal Information Center at Chico State’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.


  • J.D. from Cal Northern School of Law (1994)
  • B.A. from California State University-Chico (1990)


  • Associate at Law Office of Robert A. Glusman in California (1995 to 2002)
  • Part-time attorney at Self Help Assistance in California (2002 to 2006)
  • Part-time attorney at Referral Program’s Oroville Office in California (2002 to 2007)
  • Contract attorney at Legal Services in Northern California (2002 to 2015)
  • Contract attorney at Butte Office of the County Counsel in Butte County, California (2002 to 2015)
  • Attorney at Private practice in California (2002 to 2015)