Friday, May 13, 2016
Justice McIntyre to Retire From Fourth District C.A.
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Justice James A. McIntyre of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, will retire on June 30 after 20 years on the bench, the court said yesterday.
McIntyre, 77, was appointed by then-Gov. Pete Wilson to the Court of Appeal in 1996, three years after Wilson appointed him to the San Diego Superior Court. He was previously an associate and later partner at the firm that became McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees, Sharkey & McIntyre.
He handled medical malpractice, hospital liability, insurance bad faith, employment termination, general liability matters and business litigation. He tried in excess of 100 civil jury trials, the court said in a release.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego. His other affiliations included the Enright Chapter of the American Inns of Court, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.
He was also listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and “Who’s Who Among Practicing Attorneys.”
McIntyre graduated from Brown University in 1960 and from Stanford University Law School in 1963. He was admitted to the State Bar in the latter year.
Since his appointment to the Court of Appeal, he has served on the Court Profiles Advisory Committee to the California Judicial Council (recommendations on new judgeships) (1997-99), the Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions (1999-2001) and the appellate panel of justices selected to hear writ petitions in the trial courts on labor disputes between the Superior Courts and their employees (2001-2016).
Presiding Justice Judith McConnell commented in a statement, “Justice McIntyre exemplifies the best qualities of the legal profession. He was an outstanding lawyer and a distinguished member of the trial and appellate courts. He will be deeply missed.”
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