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The Honorable Sidney P. Chapin

Kern County Superior Court, Department - (website)

Court Info

Kern County Superior Court, Department - (website)


Hon. Sidney P. Chapin is a judge for the Superior Court of Kern County in California. Chapin did not run for re-election in 2018. In 1992, Governor Pete Wilson’s office invited Chapin to join the Kern County Superior Court Bench.

He has been married since 1973, and raised nine children.

Judge Chapin's family had been in the Bay Area since the late 19th century. They moved to the Marin County side after the 1906 earthquake.


J.D. from Hastings College of the Law (1971)

Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley

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