Thursday, July 17, 2014
Brown Names 10 to Superior Court Judgeships Around State
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named 10 lawyers to superior court judgeships in four counties.
The governor tapped Thomas A. Delaney and Nancy E. Zeltzer for the Orange Superior Court; Matthew C. Braner, Enrique E. Camarena, Selena D. Epley and Daniel F. Link for the San Diego Superior Court; Christopher G. Rudy, Joshua Weinstein and Charles E. Wilson II for the Santa Clara Superior Court; and Danielle K. Douglas for the Contra Costa Superior Court.
Delaney, 47, of Santa Ana, has been a partner at Sedgwick LLP since 2002 and is founder and chair of the Sedgwick LLP Hispanic Lawyers Forum. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
Zeltzer, 62, of Santa Ana, has been a partner in the Labor and Employment Practices group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith since 2006, having joined the firm as an associate in 1987. She previously worked for another firm, and also in the Legal Division of the California Department of Transportation. Undergraduate and law degrees are both from Western State University.
Braner, 55, has been a deputy public defender in San Diego County since 1989, and has supervised the Writs and Appeals Unit at the Primary Public Defenderís Office since 2009. He was previously a deputy public defender in San Bernardino County and was in private practice. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law.
Camarena, 40, has served as a deputy district attorney for San Diego County since 1999. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the USC Gould School of Law.
Epley, 46, has been a deputy public defender for San Diego County since 1995, and assistant supervising attorney for a central felony team at the Primary Public Defenderís Office since 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Stanford Law School.
Link, 38, has been a deputy district attorney for San Diego County since 2001, and was president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2011. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of San Diego School of Law.
Rudy. 53, has been a partner at Stenberg Sunseri Roe Pickard and Rudy since 1994, having joined the firm in 1991. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Weinstein, 55, has served as a judicial staff attorney at the First District Court of Appeal since 2008. He previously worked at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2007, and his prior employers include the Judicial Council of California, the San Francisco Superior Court, the Sixth District Appellate Program, the Washington Appellate Defender Association, the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association, the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office, and the Santa Clara Superior Court.
He is a graduate of Boston University and the Golden Gate University School of Law.
Wilson, 39, has served as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County since 2007, prior to which he was a litigation associate at two firms. He is a graduate of UCLA and the University of San Francisco School of Law, and holds an MBA degree from the University of San Francisco.
Douglas, 40, has served as an assistant district attorney for San Francisco since last year and was a deputy district attorney for Contra Costa County for 13 years before that. She is a graduate of Missouri Western State University and McGeorge School of Law.
Camerena is a Republican. All of the other appointees are Democrats.
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