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Alameda County Superior Court, Department 303 (website)

Clerk phone: 510-263-4303

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The Hon. Noël Wise is a judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County in California. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on November 12, 2014. Wise was elected in 2016. She ran unopposed and did not appear on the ballot. Wise received a B.S. from the University of Nevada, a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, and a master's degree in law from Stanford Law School.


  • B.S. from University of Nevada
  • J.D. from Nova Southeastern University
  • Master's Degree from Stanford Law School


  • Judge at Superior Court of Alameda (from 2014)
  • Principal & Founding Member at WG&R Law Group (2006 to 2014)
  • Panel Mediator at First District Court of Appeal (2001 to 2013)
  • In-house counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (2004 to 2006)
  • Adjunct professor at University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2000 to 2006)
  • Of counsel at Stoel Rives LLP (2002 to 2004)
  • Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School (2001 to 2002)
  • Trial Attorney & Assistant at Department of Justice (1994 to 2002)