Commission Confirms Appointments to the Appellate Courts

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June 28, 2012
Commission Confirms Appointments to Court of Appeal, Fourth and Sixth Appellate Districts



SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the following appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (Santa Ana) and Sixth Appellate District (San Jose).

  • Judge David A. Thompson, Superior Court of Orange County, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Santa Ana). He fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Kathleen E. O’Leary to Presiding Justice.
  • Miguel Marquez, county counsel for Santa Clara County, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (San Jose). He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Richard J. McAdams.

The appointments were each approved by a unanimous vote at public hearings held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, located in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, San Francisco.

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