Justices

Current Justices of the 5th District Court of Appeals
Current Justices:
Seated, Left to Right – Associate Justice Herbert I. Levy, Administrative Presiding Justice Brad R. Hill,  Associate Justice Gene M. Gomes
Standing, Left to Right – Associate Justice M. Bruce Smith, Associate Justice Donald R. Franson, Jr., Associate Justice Charles S. Poochigian, Associate Justice Stephen J. Kane, Ret., Associate Justice Jennifer R.S. Detjen, Associate Justice Rosendo Peña, Jr. and Associate Justice Kathleen A Meehan.

Administrative Presiding Justice

Brad R. Hill

Associate Justices

Herbert I. Levy
Charles S. Poochigian
Jennifer R.S. Detjen
Donald R. Franson, Jr.
Rosendo Peña, Jr.
M. Bruce Smith
Kathleen A. Meehan
Mark W. Snauffer
Thomas DeSantos

Assigned Judges

Judge Wayne R. Ellison (Retired) of the Superior Court of Fresno County, having been assigned by the Chief Justice pursuant to article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution will be sitting pro tempore through August 31, 2018

Former Justices

The Fifth Appellate District will be publishing a complete list of former justices in the upcoming year.

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James A. Ardaiz
(Ret.)


Administrative
Presiding Justice,
Aug. 1994 - Dec. 2010

Associate Justice,
Jan. 1988 - Aug. 1994

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Dennis A. Cornell
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
Dec. 2000 - June 2015

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Betty L. Dawson
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
Sept. 2003 - May 2012

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Gene M. Gomes


Associate Justice,
May 2002 - March 2018

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Thomas A. Harris
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
Aug. 1990 - Nov. 2008

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Stephen J. Kane
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
June 2006 - June 2017

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Steven M. Vartabedian
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
Oct. 1989 - May 2010

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Rebecca A. Wiseman
(Ret.)


Associate Justice,
Nov. 1995 - Oct. 2013