The Honorable Shelly J. Averill is the Supervising Judge of the Family Law Division of the Sonoma County Superior Court. She was appointed to the bench in May, 2010. Prior to her appointment, she practiced exclusively family law and was frequently appointed by the Court as Minor’s Counsel in high conflict custody matters. In addition to her work as minor’s counsel she also served as a Settlement Conference Panelist and Special Master/Parenting Coordinator. Judge Averill serves on the Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Mental Health Sub-Committee and presents annually at the Minor’s Counsel Training program.