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
Gene M. Gomes
Charles S. Poochigian
Jennifer R.S. Detjen
Donald R. Franson, Jr.
Rosendo Peña, Jr.
M. Bruce Smith
Kathleen A. Meehan
Associate Justice Vacancy

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 May 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

Presiding Justice,
Aug. 1994 - Dec. 2010

Associate Justice,
Jan. 1988 - Aug. 1994

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Dennis A. Cornell

Associate Justice,
Dec. 2000 - June 2015

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Betty L. Dawson

Associate Justice,
Sept. 2003 - May 2012

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Thomas A. Harris

Associate Justice,
Aug. 1990 - Nov. 2008

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Stephen J. Kane

Associate Justice,
June 2006 - June 2017

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Steven M. Vartabedian

Associate Justice,
Oct. 1989 - May 2010

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Rebecca A. Wiseman

Associate Justice,
Nov. 1995 - Oct. 2013

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