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Monday, October 28, 2019


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Governor Appoints Three to Los Angeles Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday appointed three persons to the Los Angeles Superior Court.

They are:





Deputy Attorney General


Deputy District Attorney


Steven A. Ellis, 55, a partner in Goodwin Procter LLP since 2010. He was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP from 1999 to 2010, and an associate there from 1993-99.

Ellis was associate counsel at the Office of the Iran-Contra Independent Counsel from 1992-93.

His law degree is from the University of California at Berkeley.

He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Margaret S. Henry.

Esther P. Kim, 42, a deputy attorney general since 2006. She was counsel at the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles from 2005-06 and managing attorney at the Law Offices of Jay C. Hong from 2004-05.

She is a graduate of Whittier Law School.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Bert Glennon.

Tricia J. Taylor, 39, a Los Angeles deputy district attorney since 2007. She was a law clerk in the Law Offices of Marvyn B. Gordon and at the Children’s Law Center in 2004.

Her law degree was University of Southern California School of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Susan M. Speer. Taylor is a Democrat.

Newsom made 11 appointments to superior courts statewide. All appointees are Democrats.


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