Judge Jonathan B. Conklin

Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin
Judge, Superior Court of Fresno County

Current Term: Sept 15, 2021 - Sept. 14, 2024
Membership: Voting member reappointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
Internal Committees: Legislation Committee, Technology Committee
Council Liaison to: Superior Courts of Calaveras, El Dorado, and Stanislaus Counties

Judge Jonathan B. Conklin presides over a trial department at the Superior Court of Fresno County. Judge Conklin serves on the court’s Executive Committee, Education Committee, and Access to Justice Committee. He served as the court’s presiding judge in 2014 and 2015.

Judge Conklin has served on many Judicial Council committees and workgroups. He chairs the council’s Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee, which provides input on the budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide. He also serves on the council’s Ability to Pay Workgroup, Language Access Plan Implementation Task Force, and AB 1058 Funding Methodology Joint Subcommittee.

Judge Conklin is a faculty member of the San Joaquin College of Law, and has served as an advisory board member for both Turning Point of California and Volunteers in Parole.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Conklin was deputy chief of the Fresno branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While at the U.S Attorney’s Office, he also served as an assistant U.S. attorney and as a senior litigation counsel.