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Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero, chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed Judge Monique Langhorne Wilson as associate justice of the First District Court of Appeal, Division One in San Francisco, and Aimee Feinberg as associate justice of the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento.
The appointees were confirmed by a unanimous vote of the three-member commission, which includes: Chief Justice Guerrero (Chair); Attorney General Rob Bonta; Presiding Justice Jim Humes (for the First Appellate District hearing); and Presiding Justice Laurie M. Earl (for the Third Appellate District hearing).
Judge Monique Langhorne Wilson fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice Gabriel P. Sanchez to the federal bench. She has served as a Napa County Superior Court judge since 2018. Judge Langhorne Wilson also served as a Napa County Superior Court commissioner from 2006 to 2018. Before joining the bench, she served as a deputy district attorney at the Napa County District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2006 and was a family support officer at the Napa County Department of Child Support Services from 1999 to 2000. Judge Langhorne Wilson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Aimee Feinberg fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Andrea Hoch. Feinberg has been of counsel at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP since 2023. She served as a deputy solicitor general at the California Department of Justice from 2014 to 2023. She was a lecturer and director of the California Supreme Court Clinic at the University of California, Davis School of Law from 2012 to 2014 and an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP from 2005 to 2011. She served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the U.S. Supreme Court from 2004 to 2005 and for Judge David S. Tatel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 2003 to 2004. Feinberg was an associate at Covington & Burling from 2002 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School.