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The Honorable Theresa J. Canepa

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 35 (website)

Court Info

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 35 (website)

Clerk phone: 925-608-1135

Biography

The Hon. Theresa J. Canepa is a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California. Former California Governor Gray Davis appointed her as the Superior Court Judge in May 2002.

Judge Canepa earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis in 1972. She later earned her J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1978.

The judge is a member of several Bay Area federations including Monica’s Catholic Church, Fratellanza Club, Italian Catholic Federation, and Galileo Club.

According to her for an attorney to be effective he/she must be prompt, well-organized, and clear and concise in their factual presentations and arguments.

Judge Canepa sentenced former District Attorney Peterson for 3 years probation.

Education

J.D. from University of Santa Clara (1978)

B.A. from University of California, Davis (1972) (English)

Career

Chief at Organized Crime Strike Force, United States Attorney's Office Northern District in California (1998 to 2002)

Deputy Chief at Drug Task Force, United States Attorney's Office Northern District in California (1994 to 1998)

Assistant United States Attorney at United States Attorney's Office Northern District in California (1990 to 1994)

Deputy district attorney at District Attorney's Office in Alameda County, California (1983 to 1990)

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