The Honorable René Auguste Chouteau

Sonoma County Superior Court

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Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 18 (website)

Clerk phone: (707) 521­-6730

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Hon. Rene Auguste Chouteau is a judge for the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. He was appointed in 2001.

Rene Auguste Chouteau is a descendant and namesake of the French-American founder of St. Louis, Missouri.

He loves the outdoors and is an avid surfer. Swimming in the Russian River near his Alexander Valley home is part of a regular workout routine for Chouteau

He is a Democrat.


  • J.D. from Stanford University (1969)
  • Bachelor's Degree from Stanford University (1966)


  • City Attorney at Santa Rosa City Council in Santa Rosa (1983 to 2001)