Joni Hiramoto

Judge Hiramoto is the first Asian American judge on the Contra Costa Superior Court. Her 21 years on the bench includes experience in Felony Trials, Juvenile Court, DV Probation Court, and Family Court.

Judge Hiramoto helped create the court’s DV Restraining Order Clinic in 2000, and presided over the county’s first Behavioral Health Court. She has taught Judicial Ethics, DV, and “Immigration Issues in DV cases.”  She serves as faculty at the Judicial College and on the Curriculum Committee for the Judicial College.

Judge Hiramoto graduated from Harvard College in 1983, magna cum laude, and obtained her J.D. from UC Berkeley in 1987.