Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, August 13, 2003


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Davis Appoints Three to Riverside, San Bernardino Courts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Gray Davis filled three Superior Court vacancies in San Bernardino and Riverside counties yesterday.

The governor announced the appointments of Craig G. Riemer to the Riverside Superior Court and Marsha G. Slough and David A. Williams to the San Bernardino Superior Court.

The appointments bring to 16 the number of judges named by Davis in just over three weeks. The governor, who faces a recall vote Oct. 7, had made no appointments for over three months until naming Adolpho M. Corona to the Fresno Superior Court July 21.

According to the governorís press office, 42 statewide Superior Court vacancies remain.

Riemer, 48, is a former president of the Riverside County Bar Association and has been a senior appellate court attorney with California Court of Appeal in Riverside since 1990. He is one of two attorneys assigned to Justice Art McKinster of the Fourth District Court of Appealís Div. Two.

Before joining the Court of Appeal, he spent a decade as a civil litigator with three Riverside firms. His practice emphasized business and real property litigation on behalf of banks, real estate developers, title insurance companies, building contractors and landlords.

He has served as chair of the Resolutions Committee of the State Bar Conference of Delegates. His undergraduate degree was earned at UC Riverside and his law degree at UCLA.

He replaces Judge Janice McIntyre, who retired.

Slough, 45, is an associate in the firm of Welebir & McCune, where she represents personal injury plaintiffs. She also has experience in automobile insurance and product liability defense work.

She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and her law degree from Whittier Law School. She will fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Jeffrey King to the Fourth District Court of Appealís Div. Two.

Williams, 53, has worked in the law firm of Bell, Orrock & Watase since 1988. He specializes in insurance defense work, including personal injury, construction defect, premises liability, and wrongful termination cases.

Williams served as general counsel for the California Thoroughbred Horsemanís Foundation from 1983 to 2000, and for the last nine years has been a volunteer arbitrator for the San Bernardino and Riverside Superior Courts.

His bachelor of science degree is from USC and he earned his law degree at Whittier College of Law. He replaces Judge Joseph Johnston, who retired.

Each judge will receive a salary of $139, 476.


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