Justice Kenneth R. Yegan

Kenneth R. Yegan

Associate Justice
Division Six
Since 1990

1969: B. A. degree University of California, Santa Barbara.

1972: J. D. degree University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

1972: Admitted to California State Bar; United States District Court (Eastern); United States Court of Appeal (Ninth Circuit).

1972-1975: Deputy Public Defender, County of Ventura.

1975-1982: Judicial Attorney, Court of Appeal, State of California, Second Appellate District.

1976: Admitted to the Bar, United States Supreme Court.

1982-1983: Private practice, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County.

1983-1986: Judge, Municipal Court, County of Ventura.

1983: Graduate, California Judicial College.

1986: Assigned by Chairperson of Judicial Council to sit as pro tem Justice, Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Six, Ventura.

1986-1990: Judge, Superior Court, County of Ventura.

1990-Present: Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, State of California, Second Appellate District, Division Six.

1991: Graduate, Institution of Judicial Administration, New York University School of Law.


  • Penal Code section 12022.5, Circa 1977 L.A. Bar Journal (March 1977).
  • Faretta - The California Experience, Vol. 53, No. 6, Cal. (1978) State Bar Journal.
  • Depublication, The Missing Determinate Sentence Law Opinions, L.A. Lawyer Magazine. (April 1982)


  • Volunteer Ski Instructor, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra 2003 to present
  • Wounded Warriors Ski Instructor, 2007 to present
  • Wounded Warrior Regimental Medal, 2012
  • California Judge's Assn., Judge of the Year Humanitarian Award, 2009