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The Honorable Michael R. Deems

Butte County Superior Court, Department 2


Hon. Michael R. Deems is a judge of the Superior Court of Butte County in California. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed him as a replacement of Judge Steven J. Howell on December 27, 2012.

Judge Deems was president of the Bar Association.

Court Info

Butte County Superior Court, Department 2

Criminal: (530) 532‑7011

Juvenile Delinquency: (530) 532‑7023

Court Administration: (530) 532‑7013


Bachelor's degree from California Lutheran College

J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law


Associate at Nagle Krug and Winters in California (1985 to 1991)

Associate at Moss and Enochian in California (1991 to 1995)

Associate at Sinclair and Hill in California (1995 to 1998)

Associate at Stewart Humpherys Burchett and Molin LLP in California (1998 to 2002)

Managing Partner at Law Offices of Deems and Keller LLP in California (2002 to 2012)

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