Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts

Calif. Gov. Jerry BrownSACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of various individuals to California Country Superior Court positions. First, Richard H. DuBois was appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court.

DuBois, 62, of Woodside, has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo County Superior Court since 2002. He was a partner at DuBois and Kelly from 1983 to 2002 and a partner at Nudelman and DuBois from 1980 to 1983. DuBois was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of George P. Eshoo from 1975 to 1980. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rosemary Pfeiffer. DuBois is a Democrat. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS:

Appointment of Laurel D. White to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court. White, 60, of Sacramento, has served in multiple positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, including Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2010 and Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1989 to 2010. White earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Long. White is a Democrat. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

Appointment of John F. McGregor to a judgeship in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court. McGregor, 58, of Arroyo Grande, has served as a court commissioner for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court since 2004. He was a sole practitioner from 1990 to 2003 and served as a partner in the North County Conflict Defense Team from 1997 to 2003. He was an associate attorney at Klein and Cutler from 1986 to 1989. McGregor was a sole practitioner from 1983 to 1986, an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Jan Mark Dudman from 1982 to 1983 and an associate attorney at Smith and Smith from 1981 to 1982. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James W. Brown. McGregor is registered decline-to-state. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

Appointment of Gary G. Gibson to a judgeship in the Shasta County Superior Court. Gibson, 55, of Redding, has served as a court commissioner for the Shasta County Superior Court since 2006. From 1991 to 2006, Gibson was a partner at the Law Offices of Manuel and Gibson. Gibson was a partner and previously an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Simpson and Maire from 1984 to 1991 and an associate attorney at Halkides and Morgan from 1982 to 1984. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Wilson Curle. Gibson is a Democrat. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

Appointment of Michael A. Knish to a judgeship in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. Knish, 52, of Studio City, has served as a court commissioner for the San Bernardino County Superior Court since 2003. He was a deputy public defender at the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office from 1995 to 2003. Knish was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Jimmy Gutierrez in 1995 and an associate attorney at the Law Office of Cedric Elias from 1992 to 1994. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School, a Master of Arts degree in English from California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge W. Robert Fawke. Knish is a Democrat. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

Appointment of Stephen S. Siegel to a judgeship in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court. Siegel, 63, of Santa Cruz, has served as a court commissioner for the Santa Cruz County Superior Court since 2001. He worked at the Law Offices of Biggam Christensen and Minsloff from 1985 to 2000 as a contract deputy public defender for Santa Cruz County. He was a sole practitioner from 1980 to 1985. Siegel earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University. He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position. Siegel is registered decline-to-state. The compensation for this position is $178,789.

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  • http://law.scu.edu Julia Yaffee

    We are happy to see a highly qualified Santa Clara Law grad appointed to the Superior Court, but the degree Mr Dubois earned here was a Juris Doctor degree – not a Juris Doctorate.