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Welcome to the Superior Court of Modoc County.

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in Modoc County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

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Modoc County Superior Court

Resource Sheet

Law prohibits the clerks of Modoc County Superior Court from giving legal advice and filling out forms or legal documents. If you are proceeding in pro per, (representing yourself), you may have legal questions. The following is a list of possible resources.


Local Attorneys
Richard Cotta, Public Defender  
 (530) 233-3040
Attorney at Law  
Thomas Gifford, Public Defender
 (530) 233-3100  
Attorney at Law
Wendy Dier
 (530) 233-2008
Family Law & Self Help Facilitator/Small Claims Advisor
Jeff Hedlund 
 (541) 947-3355
 FAX  (541) 947-4879
Attorney at Law 
James Reed 
 (530) 336-5050
FAX (925) 299-4545
Attorney at Law
Denise Winn Wright 
 (530) 335-5119
 FAX (530) 335-5065
Attorney at Law
Process Service
Pam Robbins 
(530) 233-0600
Modoc County Sheriff
(530) 233-4416
102 S. Court Street
Ronald Wood 
(530) 310-0428
CA License #PI 25720
Probate Referee
Michael Retzloff
(707) 444-3015
Fax (707) 444-3602
4709 Patricia Drive     Eureka, CA 95503
Spanish Interpreters
Dori Kaplan
(530) 233-5536
Lola Hurtado
(530) 233-4575
Child Services
Department of Child Support Services
Department of Child Protective Services
Telephone Numbers
Jury Inquiry           
  (530) 233-4756
Modoc Superior Court Criminal Division
 (530) 233-6515
Modoc Superior Court Civil Division 
(530) 233-6516
Modoc County District Attorney              
  (530) 233-6212
Modoc Superior Court
 FAX  (530) 233-6500
Modoc County Recorder
(530) 233-6205
Modoc County Probation Department  
(530) 233-6324
Modoc County Dept of Social Services 
 (530) 233-6501
Legal Services of California

Legal Services of Northern California

Available by phone: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to noon, 1:00 – 5:00 PM at (800) 822-9687


Assistance available for housing, public benefits, health rights, unemployment benefits, primary and secondary educational issues and small claims.


Clinics offered: bankruptcy, legal information and assistance project, unlawful detainer, expungement, enforcement of judgments, foreclosure, and small claims.


Assistance for low-income, self-represented litigants with: family law, small claims, landlord/tenant, civil harassment restraining orders, guardianships, civil complaints, and answers.

Crisis Intervention Service
Modoc Crisis Center 24-hr. hotline
 (530) 233-4575  or (800) 291-2156
112 E 2nd Street   
Modoc County Victim Witness
 (530) 233-3311
204 S. Court Street, Room 108
National Domestic Violence Hotline 
  (800) 799-SAFE     (7233)
Alturas Police Department:
 (530) 233-2011
California Highway Patrol: 
(530) 233-2919
Modoc County Sheriff:
(530) 233-4416
Child Custody and Recommending Counselor
Joy Johnson 
Voice mail   (530) 233-6516 ext. 1204
FAX   (530) 233-6500
205 S. East Street
Local Library
Modoc County Public Library
212 West 3rd Street
Alturas, CA 96101
(530) 233-6326
Online Self-Help
Telephonic Appearances
Court Call 
 (888) 882-6878
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