Joni Hiramoto

Judge Hiramoto, the first Asian American judge on the Contra Costa Superior Court, includes 21 years in criminal, juvenile, behavioral health, and family courts.  Judge Hiramoto helped create the court’s DV Restraining Order Clinic in 2000. She has taught Judicial Ethics, DV, and “Immigration Issues in DV cases.”  She serves as faculty at the California Judicial College.  She graduated from Harvard College in 1983, magna cum laude, and obtained her J.D. from UC Berkeley in 1987.  She has been a panelist and plenary speaker at California AFCC conferences.