Monday, June 18, 2018
Governor Brown Elevates Peter J. Siggins to Presiding Justice
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Court of Appeal Justice Peter J. Siggins of the First District’s Div. Three was elevated by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Friday to the post of his division’s presiding justice.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline, the district’s senior presiding justice, make up the commission.
If confirmed, Siggins will replace Presiding Justice William R. McGuiness, who retired.
Siggins, 62, was appointed as an associate justice in 2005 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was Schwarzenegger’s legal affairs secretary from 2003-05, and was his interim chief of staff from September to November of 2005.
Before that, he had a 15-year career in the Attorney General’s Office. In 1999, he was named chief deputy attorney general.
From 1980 to 1988 he was in private practice.
Siggins attained his JD from Hastings College of the Law in 1980.
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