Contra Costa County Superior Court, Retired
Judge William Kolin retired from the Contra Costa bench after 20 years of service. He served on the Superior Court from 1997-2013, where he was Supervising Judge of the Civil Fast Track division for three years. Before becoming a judge, he was in private practice with three different firms where he handled primarily insurance cases, including product liability, as well as legal malpractice and police liability cases. Judge Kolin has a reputation for being extremely professional, well-prepared, knowledgeable and fair. He is also known for his willingness to negotiate with all sides in order to bring about settlement.