Judge Brian L. McCabe

justice hull portraitHon. Brian L. McCabe
Judge, Superior Court of Merced County

Current Term: Sept 2012–Sept 2015
Membership: Advisory, appointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Internal Committee: Rules and Projects Committee
Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Fresno, Madera, and Tulare Counties; AOC Office of Governmental Affairs



Judge McCabe was appointed to the superior court in 2004 and is currently Presiding Judge of his court. Before joining the bench, he was sole proprietor/owner of the Law Office of Brian L. McCabe. Before that, he was managing partner at Allen, Polgar, Proietti & Fagalde in Merced and an associate of Kahn, Soares & Conway in Hanford. Judge McCabe is a current member of the Judicial Council’s Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, and vice-chair of the Strategic Evaluation Committee. He is also a recent member of the Judicial Council’s California Court Case Management System Operational Advisory Committee.


As part of the Judicial Council’s efforts to increase communication and transparency and promote accountability, council members serve as liaisons to the 58 trial courts and to major units in the Administrative Office of the Courts. Each member’s liaison reports at Judicial Council meetings bring fresh perspectives on the issues and challenges facing the judicial branch.

Judge McCabe reports on the Superior Court of Fresno County
June 28, 2013

Judge McCabe reports on the Superior Court of Madera County
June 28, 2013

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