Jonathan K. Renner, Associate Justice

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Justice Renner graduated from Nevada Union High School in Nevada County, California.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

After working as an associate attorney with two Sacramento law firms, Justice Renner joined the California Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General.  He served in the Government Law Section where he worked on cases involving the operation of state government and the authority of government officials.  He was later selected to lead the Government Law Section as the Senior Assistant Attorney General.

Prior to joining the court, Justice Renner served as the Legal Affairs Secretary to Governor Brown.  In that capacity, he provided advice to the Governor and top administration officials and oversaw the defense of significant litigation against the Governor and the administration.

Justice Renner joined the court in January of 2015.