Michael J. Phelan

Title: Presiding Justice, Court Of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three

Judicial Positions:

Present: Presiding Justice; Dates: April 11, 1996

Governor: Wilson

Prior Positions:

1. Associate Justice, Court of Appeal First Appellate District, Division Two

Dates: September 25, 1992 - April 10, 1996 Governor Wilson

2. Superior Court, Contra Costa County

Dates: May 29, 1985 - September 24, 1992 Governor Deukmejian

3. Municipal Court, Walnut Creek-Danville Judicial District, Contra Costa County

Dates: January 8, 1979 - May 28, 1985

Election: November 7, 1978

Educational/Scholastic Achievements:

University of California, Berkeley, AB Criminology 1955

University of California, Boalt Hall, LL.B. 1962

Judicial Activities and Associations:

California Judges Association, since 1979

Faculty - Municipal/Justice Court New Judge Orientation

course (CJER) 1981 - 1985

- continuing judicial studies program, mid-career judges college (CJER) 1984

Professional Experience:

Chief Assistant District Attorney, Contra Costa County 1970-1978

Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice 1962-1965, 1967-1970

Private Law Practice, 1965-1966

U.S. Marine Corps, Infantry, 1955-1959; active reserve 1959-1985;

retired with the rank of colonel

Family and Interest/Hobbies:

Married to Susan Lanzit, January 1956; three sons, six grandchildren

Antique car restoration, hunting, fishing, skiing

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