Meyers Nave Principal Kim Colwell Appointed by Governor to Alameda County Superior Court

January 8, 2013

Meyers Nave is pleased to congratulate Principal Kim Colwell on her appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the Alameda County Superior Court.

Judge Colwell was the head of the litigation practice group at Meyers Nave and a preeminent litigator in the state of California.  Judge Colwell devoted her 25 years of practicing law largely to public entity work.  Her practice focused on federal and state civil rights violations, employment discrimination allegations and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims.  Several of Judge Colwell's cases involved national high-profile police civil rights litigation, including the closely-watched internal affairs investigation of the officer-involved shooting death of Oscar Grant.

A native of North Hollywood, Judge Colwell earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College.  She was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Litigators in 2009 and honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer several times.

"I will long treasure my time with Meyers Nave; it is an extraordinary firm filled with people that I will miss," said Judge Colwell.  "Even so, I am honored and look forward to serving the people of the State of California."

Judge Colwell is an active member of the Oakland community. She is the President of the Women Lawyers of Alameda County and a member of the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation  for the Alameda County Bar Association.  Judge Colwell also led and coordinated community service outreach for Meyers Nave.

"The entire Meyers Nave family is extremely proud of Kim. We are honored to have worked by her side and look forward to this exciting new chapter in her career," said Meyers Nave Managing Principal David Skinner, adding "Kim's legal expertise, integrity, sense of fairness, patience, and commitment to public service and to the Oakland community will make her an outstanding jurist. The Governor could not have made a better appointment to the Alameda County Superior Court."