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Friday, October 26, 2012


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Governor Names Fred Hiestand to Alcoholic Beverage Control Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named prominent Sacramento lawyer Fred Hiestand to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board.

Hiestand, 69, has been president of Fred J. Hiestand APC since 1978. He is also the general counsel and top appellate lawyer for the Civil Justice Association of California, a tort reform group, which he frequently represents before the state Supreme Court.

He was an attorney at Coppelman and Hiestand from 1974 to 1977, at Public Advocates from 1972 to 1974 and at California Rural Legal Assistance from 1968 to 1972. He advised Brown on medical liability issues during Brown’s first tenure as governor.

Hiestand earned a law degree from UC Berkeley.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $25,500. Hiestand is a Democrat.


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