Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, October 7, 2003


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Davis Names Linda Lofthus, Family Law Specialist, to San Joaquin Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Gray Davis yesterday named Linda L. Lofthus to the San Joaquin Superior Court.

Lofthus, 50, is a certified family law specialist who has had her own law practice since 1990. From 1986 to 1990, she was an associate with the Stockton firm of Rishwain, Hakeem, Ellis, LaBeouf and Ganzer, where she handled civil litigation, personal injury, business cases, criminal defense, real estate transactions, and banking matters. Before that she was a San Joaquin deputy public defender.

Since 1987, Lofton has taught community property as an adjunct professor at Humphreys School of Law. She has also served as a Judge Pro Tempore in small claims cases and as a court-appointed arbitrator in personal injury matters.

She has served as chair of the San Joaquin County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Lofthus earned her undergraduate degree California State University at Chico and her law degree from New College of California School of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rolleen McIlwrath.


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