The Honorable Laurie M. Earl

Sacramento County Superior Court

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 130 (website)

Clerk phone: 916-875-2530

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Hon. Laurie M. Earl is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, CA.

Earl began her legal career in Sacramento County as a public defender, and then went on to work as a prosecutor.

According to a profile of her in The Recorder, she "keeps a stress ball with her on the bench for those times when the veteran litigator inside her wants to leap out and make an objection or jump into an argument."

Earl also leads the 'Democracy in Action Academy', a one-week summer course for high school students at Sacramento State University.


  • J.D. from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento (1988)
  • B.A. from University of California, Berkeley