Judge Kirk Nakamura graduated from UC Irvine in 1977 with a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences.
was admitted to the Bar in 1980 and was admitted to practice on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Federal District Court of California (Central District).
He is the current Chair of the ADR/Mediation Committee in the Orange County Superior Court.
From 2006 to 2009 he served as Chair of the Temporary Judge Committee and is still a member.
He is also a member of the Grand Jury Selection Committee, the Jury Orientation Committee, and the Orange County Superior Court Executive Committee.
has authored a number of publications, and in 2010 he
received the Constitutional Rights Foundation
Orange County Judge of the Year award.
He is currently serving as Judge of the Orange County Superior Court.