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The Honorable Rebecca C. Hardie

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Court Info

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 5 (website)

Clerk phone: 925-608-1105

Biography

Hon. Rebecca C. Hardie is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California.

She was appointed on February 18, 2010, by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Judge Hardie is a Democrat.

She is the supervising and presiding judge of the new Juvenile Justice Center opened in Walnut Creek, in 2017.

She is among the few lesbian Judges who were appointed on the Superior Court Bench by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Judge Hardie is married to Sharon Bunzel, who is an attorney at O'Melveny and Myers and has a high profile in LGBT legal community.

The couple has three children.

Judge Hardie and her partner are active in supporting LGBT & gay supportive legal groups.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings School of Law

Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University

Career

Director and counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (2007 to 2010)

Senior counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (2006 to 2007)

Counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (2004 to 2006)

Assistant U.S. attorney at U.S. Department of Justice (1996 to 2004)

Probation officer at U.S. Probation Office (1994 to 1996)

Associate attorney at Pansky, Markle and Drapiewski (1993 to 1994)

Deputy district attorney at District Attorney's Office in Marin County, California (1992 to 1993)

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