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The Honorable Terri A. Mockler

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 27 (website)

Court Info

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 27 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (925) 608-1127

Biography

Hon. Terri A. Mockler is a judge for the Contra Costa County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2012. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Peter A. Berger (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Mockler graduated with her B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1982.

Mockler served as deputy public defender for the Tulare, Solano, and Contra Costa County Public Defender's Offices. Prior to her appointment to the Superior Court, Mockler had served as an assistant public defender with the Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office since 2009.

While on the bench, Judge Mockler's assignments have included the Criminal Fast-Track Department and the Family Division.

Mockler has worked with the Contra Costa County Probation Department as a mentor to at-risk teenage girls. She has also taught English as a Second Language to Afghan women.

Her memberships have included the Contra Costa Court Scholarship Fund, the Richmond High School Law Academy, the California Judges Association, and the Robert McGrath Inns of Court.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1982)

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1979) (Sociology)

Career

Assistant Public Defender at Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office in Contra Costa County, California (2009 to 2012)

Deputy Public Defender at Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office in Contra Costa County, California (1985 to 2009)

Deputy Public Defender at Solano County Public Defender's Office in Solano County, California (1984 to 1985)

Deputy Public Defender at Tulare County Public Defender's Office in Tulare County, California (1983 to 1984)

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