Friday, May 25, 2007
Schwarzenegger Names Eight New Judges to Superior Courts StatewideBy a MetNews Staff Writer
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named eight new judges to superior courts around the state.
The governor late Wednesday named Timothy P. Roberts to the Monterey Superior Court, Angel M. Bermudez and John M. Monterosso to the Riverside Superior Court, Elia V. Pirozzi to the San Bernardino Superior Court, My-Le Jacqueline Duong to the Santa Clara Superior Court, Jaime R. Roman to the Sacramento Superior Court, Rhonda Burgess to the Alameda Superior Court, and Tamara Mosbarger to the Butte Superior Court.
Roberts, 50, has served as a commissioner for the Monterey Superior Court since 2005. Previously, he served as a deputy district attorney Monterey, El Dorado, San Mateo and Yolo counties between 1987 and 2005.
He is a graduate of UC Davis and McGeorge School of Law and is registered decline-to-state.
Bermudez, 42, has served as a senior deputy district attorney in Riverside County since 2003. From 2002 to 2003, he was with the law firm Bermudez & Kotkin.
Bermudez is a graduate of UCLA and the University of San Diego School of Law. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge B.J. Bjork.
Bermudez is a Republican.
Monterosso, 42, has served as a deputy district attorney for Riverside County since 1990, holding the rank of supervising deputy since 2004. His undergraduate and law degrees are from the University of San Francisco.
He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Erik Kaiser. Monterosso is a Republican.
Pirozzi, 49, has been in private practice since 1991 and specializes in real estate law. Previously, he was an attorney for the Law Offices of Robert E. Weiss from 1990 to 1991.
Pirozzi earned a law degree from Southwestern University, a Master of Law degree from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas Glasser.
Pirozzi is a Republican who ran for Congress in 2000.
Duong, 38, has served as lead and deputy county counsel for Santa Clara County since 1999. Previously, she was a deputy public defender in the same county from 1996 to 1999, and an associate with the Law Offices of J. Thomas Sherrod in 1996.
Duong is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law and San Jose State University. She fills the vacancy created by the death of Judge Robert Ambrose.
Duong is a Democrat.
Roman, 56, o, has served as the presiding administrative law judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings in Sacramento since 1994. Previously, he served as a state deputy attorney general from 1992 to 1994.
Roman is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, and earned a Master of Laws degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Henke.
Roman is registered decline-to-state.
Burgess, 49, has served as a commissioner for the Alameda Superior Court since 2003. Previously, she worked for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 2003 and held the rank of senior trial attorney at the time of her appointment as a commissioner.
She was an associate with the law firm Hassard, Bonnington, Rogers & Huber from 1987 to 1990, after serving as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County from 1984 to 1987.
Burgess graduated from Hastings College of the Law and from USC.
She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Henry Needham to the Court of Appeal. Burgess is a Democrat.
Mosbarger, 48, has served as a supervising deputy district attorney for Butte County since 1990, after having been an assistant district attorney for Santa Cruz County from 1989 to 1990.
She was an associate with the law firms Lakin Spears from 1987 to 1989 and Olimpia, Whelan & Lively from 1986 to 1987. Mosbarger earned a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, a Masters degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Roger Gilbert. Mosbarger is a Republican.
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