Hon. Kimberley J. Mueller - Board Member


Kimberly Jo Mueller is a United States District Judge of the Sacramento Division of United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She is the first female district judge to serve in the Eastern District.
Mueller obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in 1981, and a Juris Doctor from Stanford University in 1995.
Mueller served as a legislative aide for California State Assembly member Lloyd Connelly. After moving to Sacramento's Tahoe Park neighborhood, Mueller was elected to the Sacramento City Council, where she served from 1987 through 1992.
While on the council, Mueller was selected to serve as Vice-Mayor and chair of the city's budget committee. She also led a successful effort with then-Mayor Anne Rudin to introduce campaign finance reform to the city's politics.
Mueller left her position on the Sacramento City Council in 1992 to attend Stanford Law School. After graduation, she worked for five years at the Sacramento office of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, and later opened her own private practice.
In 2003, Mueller was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge of the Sacramento Division of United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, becoming just the second woman to hold this position since the Eastern District was established in 1966.
Mueller currently is an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
On March 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mueller to serve as United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Her nomination was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 2010. Mueller received her commission on December 21, 2010.

Judge Mueller serves on Grantland L. Johnson Institute of Leadership Development Board exempt from all fundraising responsibility. 
----------------------------------------
Federal Judicial Service
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
     District Judge, December 21, 2010-Present
     Magistrate Judge, 2003-2010

Legal Career
     Private Practice, 2000-2003
     Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1995-2000

Other Public Service
     CalOSHA Standards Board, Public Member, 2001-2003
     Sacramento City Council, Elected Member, 1987-1992

Selected Boards, Committees and Memberships
     American Law Institute, January 2016-Present
     Federal Judicial Center Board, 2014-Present
     Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation Board, 2012-Present
     Bethel College (North Newton, Kansas), Board of Directors, 2012-Present
     California State Bar Access to Justice Commission, Federal Courts Subcommittee, 2008-2013 (Chair, 2010-2013)
     Ninth Circuit Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Member, 2002-2008
     U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2001
     Federal Bar Association, National Convention Chair, 1999

Adjunct Teaching
     Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Federal Courts, Copyright, Computer & Internet Law, 1999, 2000, 2009-2013

     UC Davis School of Law, Cyberlaw 1999