Adrienne Grover was named to the Sixth District Court of Appeal by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2012. Before her elevation to the Court of Appeal, she was a Judge of the Monterey County Superior Court from 2002 to 2012, serving as Presiding Judge in 2009 and 2010. Justice Grover handled trial court assignments in criminal law, family law, drug treatment court, juvenile dependency, and mental health.
Before her appointment to the bench, Justice Grover served as the County Counsel for Monterey County, and as a Deputy County Counsel in Monterey and Calaveras Counties, working primarily in the areas of land use, water, transportation, and local taxation. She was an associate at the San Francisco firm of Long & Levit before beginning her work in the public sector.
Justice Grover received her law degree in 1990 from Santa Clara University School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California-Berkeley and pursued graduate studies as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar at the Universität Bamberg in Germany.
Justice Grover has taught Real Property at the Monterey College of Law, where she continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member. Through the education division of the Judicial Council of California, she regularly serves as faculty in courses for new and experienced judges on ethics, communication, and access to the courts.