Margaret Kemp is a retired Judge of the Superior Court in San Mateo County. She served more than twenty six years as a Municipal Court and Superior Court Judge and was the first woman to serve on both of those benches. Before taking the bench she was a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County where she was the first woman attorney in the Criminal division and a partner in the law firm of Thirkell, Pierpoint and Kemp. Since retiring she has done mediations and Arbitrations with the alternative dispute resolution firm of ADR Services Inc.
Judge Kemp (Ret.) is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana, with a B.S. in Education, and has a M.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Judge Kemp served as the President of the 100 Club in 2015.