California Court of Appeal

Fifth Appellate District

The Fifth Appellate District hears appeals from the following Central California counties: Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern

The address of the court is

California Court of Appeal
Fifth Appellate District
2525 Capitol St.
Fresno, CA 93721

(209) 445-5491

The Fifth Appellate District is not divided into districts. Each appeal is handled by a panel of three justices randomly selected from the current justices.

The following judges serve in the Fifth Appellate District.

James A. Ardaiz, Presiding Justice
Nickolas J. Dibiaso
Steven M. Vartabedian
Thomas A. Harris
Timothy S. Buckley
Rebecca A. Wiseman
Herbert I. Levy
Dennis A. Cornell
Gene M. Gomes
Betty L. Dawson

Retired Judges

William A. Stone
James F. Thaxter

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