The Honorable Martha K. Gooding

Orange County Superior Court

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Orange County Superior Court, Department C34 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (657) 622–5234

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The Hon. Martha K. Gooding is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on December 5, 2013, to replace Judge David A. Thompson.

Gooding received her undergraduate degree from California State University and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.


  • Partner at Jones Day (2011 to 2013)
  • Attorney at Private Practice (2011 to 2011)
  • Partner at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk and Rabkin (2000 to 2011)
  • Associate at Howard Rice (1983 to 1989)