BA, University of California, Davis
JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Kathleen Benton has been an Administrative Law Judge at the California Department of Social Services for the past eight years. Prior to that she worked at Pacific McGeorge for 10 years in a variety of positions, including Clinical Instructor, Director of the Victims of Crime Resource Center, Staff Attorney for the California Parole Advocacy Program and the Mediation Coordinator for the Special Education Hearing Office. Early in her legal career, Kathleen was a Deputy Public Defender for 12 years and a Superior Court Commissioner for three years in Placer County.