Monday, December 29, 2014
Brown Names Nine, Including Three in Los Angeles, to Superior Courts
By a MetNews Staff Writer
KEITH H. BORJON
Deputy Attorney General
JOHN A. SLAWSON
Gov. Jerry Brown has named nine new superior court judges, including three in Los Angeles County.
The governor Wednesday tapped Supervising Deputy Attorney General Keith Borjón and Superior Court Commissioners John Slawson and Anthony Trendacosta to the local trial court.
Borjón, 55, has been a deputy attorney general since 1985 and a supervising deputy since 1990. He was a clerk and attorney at Westside Legal Services from 1984 to 1985.
Borjón is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and UCLA School of Law. He fills the vacancy created last year by the retirement of Judge Charles W. McCoy.
Slawson, 64, has been a commissioner since 1993, first in the South Bay Municipal Court and then the Los Angeles Superior Court. He ran for judicial office in the old Los Angeles Municipal Court District in 2000.
He has served as adjunct faculty at El Camino College since 1994 and served as adjunct faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1999 to 2000. He served as the Redondo Beach City prosecutor from 1978 to 1993 and was an attorney in private practice from 1977 to 1989.
He earned a law degree from the Western State University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Louis M. Meisinger.
Trendacosta, 64, has served since 2006as a commissioner at the Los Angeles Superior Court, where he was a court referee from 1998 to 2006. He was of counsel at the Law Offices of Donald Gindy from 2000 to 2005, general counsel at the Santa Monica Rent Control Board from 1989 to 1998 and was an associate at the Law Offices of Barry Rothman in 1989.
Trendacosta served as supervising attorney at the Los Angeles Office of County Counsel from 1987 to 1989 and was a partner at Rose, Klein and Marias from 1983 to 1986, and an associate there from 1975 to 1982. He earned a law degree from the San Fernando Valley College of Law and an undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Janice C. Croft.
Named in other counties were Marcos R. Camacho, a private attorney, and David R. Zulfa, a deputy district attorney, to the Kern Superior Court; Alan K. Cassidy, the county’s chief deputy district attorney, and Rubén A. Villalobos, a private attorney, to judgeships the Stanislaus Superior Court; and Jeannie M. Joseph and John R. Zitny to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.
Joseph is deputy chief of the Santa Ana Branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Zitny is the chief deputy public defender for San Bernardino County.
Slawson and Joseph are registered without party preference, Zulfa is a Republican, and the others are Democrats.
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