The Honorable Raoul M. Thorbourne

Sacramento County Superior Court

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 1 (website)

Clerk phone: 916-874-5507


Hon. Raoul M. Thorbourne is a judge for the Superior Court of Sacramento County.

Judge Thorbourne was appointed to the Sacramento Superior Court after serving as a Sacramento Superior Court Commissioner at the Carol Miller Justice Center for eight years. He was the first Commissioner to be appointed to a Superior Court Judgeship for Sacramento County. He sits as a
trial judge.

Judge Thorbourne was previously employed as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, a Staff Attorney for the Department of Industrial Relations, an Attorney and Trial Specialist for the National Labor Relations Board, an attorney in private practice, and a General Attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Services.


  • J.D. from Loyola Marymount University
  • Bachelor's Degree from Loyola Marymount University


  • Judge at Superior Court of Sacramento County in Sacramento, CA (from 2005)
  • Commissioner at Superior Court of Sacramento County in Sacramento, CA (1997 to 2005)
  • Deputy Attorney General at Attorney General's Office, State of California
  • Staff Attorney at The Department of Industrial Relations
  • Attorney and Trial Specialist at National Labor Relations Board
  • Attorney at Private practice
  • General Attorney at Immigration and Naturalization Services