Associate Justice Ming W. Chin

Hon. Ming W. Chin
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Current Term: Sept 15, 2017 - Sept 14,2020
Membership: Voting member, reappointed by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye as Vice-Chair to the Judicial Council in Sept 2017
Internal Committees: Technology Committee

On March 1, 1996, Justice Ming W. Chin became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. Governor Pete Wilson appointed him to that position on January 25, 1996. On March 1, he was confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments and sworn in by the Governor. Justice Chin previously served as the Presiding Justice of the First District Court of Appeal, Division Three, in San Francisco beginning January 2, 1995. He was appointed to that position by Governor Pete Wilson on August 17, 1994, and in November 1994 was elected to a 12-year term. Previously he was an associate justice of that court, having been appointed to that position by former Governor George Deukmejian. Prior to that appointment, he served as a judge of the Alameda County Superior Court. Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Chin was a partner in an Oakland law firm, where he specialized in business and commercial litigation. More >>