Court Info

Merced County Superior Court, Department 2 (website)

Criminal phone: (209) 725-­4113

Criminal fax: (209) 725-­4114

Family Law: (209) 725-­4117

Courtroom Rules


In 2013, the Hon. Paul C. Lo was appointed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown as a judge for the Merced County Superior Court in California.

Judge Lo was the first Hmong-American to be appointed a judge in the United States. He spent part of his childhood in a refugee camp in Thailand. He grew up with 9 siblings.

The judge and his wife have five children.

He is a Democrat.


  • J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (1994)
  • Bachelor's degree from University of California at Davis


  • Attorney at Private practice in Merced County, California (2003 to 2013)
  • Managing partner at Allen, Polgar, Proietti and Fagalde LLP (1994 to 2003)