Judge Kimberly Merrifield | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Kimberly Merrifield

Butte County Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Court Info

Butte County Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Criminal: (530) 532‑7011

Juvenile Delinquency: (530) 532‑7023

Court Administration: (530) 532‑7013


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)

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