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The Honorable Shelly J. Averill

Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 23 (website)

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Sonoma County Superior Court, Department Courtroom 23 (website)

Clerk phone: (707)521-­6732


Hon. Shelly J. Averill is a judge on the Superior Court of Sonoma County in California. She was appointed to the court in 2010 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Knoel L. Owen.

Prior to appointment, Averill was in Private Practice since 1996.

She is a professor of law at her alma mater since 2006.

Averill was a member of the Family Law Section of the State and Sonoma County Bar Associations. She served as the Section Chairwoman, a member of its Rules Committee and a liaison to the Family Court Services. She is also as a member of the Section's Mental Health Committee.

She is a Republican.


J.D. from Empire College (1996)

Bachelor's Degree from Sonoma State University

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