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Judge Kimberly Knill Judicial Profile

Judge Kimberly “Kate” Anne Knill received her B.S. from the University of Arizona and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. After passing the California bar in 1988, she worked as an associate at McDermott, Will & Emery until 1994 when she became a sole practitioner. During this time, she also worked as a writing instructor at Whittier Law School from 1997-1998. In 2014, she became a research attorney at the Orange County Superior Court, and then a senior appellate attorney at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in 2016. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. She is a republican.



The Road to the Gavel: What to Expect When Applying for a Judicial Appointment or Nomination – Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Orange County – Spring 2016

Join JNE in promoting a quality judiciary – California Bar Journal – May 2015



Appellate law webinar – Orange County Bar Association Law Student Summer Appellate Academy – July 2020

Judicial Reception – Orange County Asian American Bar Association – November 27, 2018



Orange County Superior Court - Local Rules

Kimberly Knill - Ballotpedia

Governor Brown Announces Newly Appointed Orange County Superior Court Judges - Orange County Bar Association

Governor Brown Appoints 25 Superior Court Judges

The Honorable Kimberly A. Knill: Appellate Lawyer Turned Trial Judge - Orange County Lawyer

Gov. Brown Appoints 28 Judges to California Courts - Courthouse News Service

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