Presiding Judge Ann C. Moorman

Ann C. Moorman
Presiding Judge, Superior Court of Mendocino County


Current Term: Sept 15, 2018 - Sept 14, 2021
Membership: Advisory member appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Internal Committees: Rules and Projects Committee and Judicial Branch Budget Committee
Council Liaison to: Del Norte, Humboldt, Tehama, and Trinity Counties

Joining the bench in 2011, Judge Ann Moorman currently serves as presiding judge for the Superior Court of Mendocino County. In addition to her duties as presiding judge, she oversees Mendocino’s adult Behavioral Health Court and assists in dependency, delinquency, and criminal matters. She has handled felonies and associated misdemeanors from arraignment through trial and sentencing.

In 2013, Judge Moorman spearheaded the creation of the Behavioral Health Court by drafting the grant application and developing the policies and practices of the court. This specialty court is a type of collaborative justice court, also known as problem-solving courts, which combine judicial supervision with rehabilitation services that focus on reducing recidivism and improving offender outcomes.

Off the bench, Judge Moorman has served as president of both the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the Legal Services Corporation of Mendocino and Lake Counties. She is also fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Moorman worked in private practice in civil and criminal matters, later specializing in complex white-collar litigation.