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Thursday, September 9, 2010


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Law Revision Commission Elects Zebrowski Chair


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The California Law Revision Commission yesterday announced that it has elected retired Court of Appeal Justice John Zebrowski as its chairperson.

Zebrowski, who served on Div. Two of this districtís Court of Appeal from 1995 until 1999 before going into private mediation, has been a member of the commission since 2008.

Created in 1953, the commission is charged with conducting substantive review of California statutory and decisional law and recommending reforms to the governor and Legislature. Current subjects of review include common interest development law, deadly weapons, trial court restructuring, creditor claims against a decedentís estate, and charter schools, according to a release from the commission.

Prior to his appointment to the appellate court by then-Gov. Pete Wilson, Zebrowski spent nine years as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge and four years as a commissioner.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown

Universityís law school, Zebrowski began his legal career with McCutchen, Black, Verleger & Shea, which later merged into Baker & Hostetler.

He later joined Schwartz, Alschuler & Grossman, which became Alschuler Grossman and then merged with Bingham McCutchen. Zebrowski also worked as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary for the U.S.A. Petroleum Corporation before taking the bench.

Zebrowski, who is reportedly out of the country and could not be reached for comment yesterday, began his one-year term as chair Sept. 1 with Northern California attorney Stephen Murphy as his vice-chair.


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