Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, October 11, 2002


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Governor Names Three to Courts in Northern California


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Gray Davis yesterday named three judges to superior courts in Northern California.

The governor appointed John H. Sugiyama, deputy director and chief counsel of the Department of Corrections, to the Contra Costa Superior Court; San Francisco attorney Delbert C. Gee to the Alameda Superior Court; and Monterey County Counsel Adrienne M. Grover to the Monterey Superior Court.

Sugiyama, 52, is a 25-year veteran of the state Attorney Generalís Office. He served in the Criminal Division from 1975 to 1985, supervised the Correctional Law section for a year, then returned to the Criminal Division as a senior assistant from 1986 to 1992 before moving to the Health, Education, and Welfare section.

He was appointed to his present office two years ago.

Sugiyama is a graduate of UC Berkeley and its Boalt Hall School of Law, and was president of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.

Gee, 47, has been a partner with Pacific West Law Group, which represents doctors, insurers, and healthcare providers, since last year. He was a Ventura County deputy district attorney from 1980 to 1982, then worked for other San Francisco firms before joining Sturgeon, Keller, Phillips, Gee & OíLeary, where he was a partner from 1989 until last year.

He is a graduate of UC Davis and Santa Clara University Law School, and a former Alameda County Bar Association board member.

Grover, 40, has headed the 16-lawyer County Counselís Office since 1999. She was an associate at Long & Levitt in San Francisco from 1990 to 1992, then spent three years in the Calaveras County Counselís Office.

She was a deputy county counsel in Monterey for four years before the Board of Supervisors promoted her to the top job.

Grover is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Santa Clara University Law School. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association.


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