SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Appointments, announced that the commission today confirmed the following appointments by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the Courts of Appeal Second Appellate District and Fourth Appellate District:

  • Judge Martin J. Tangeman, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura). He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Paul H. Coffee.
     
  • Judge Marsha G. Slough, as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two (Riverside). She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Betty A. Richli.
     

The appointments were approved by a unanimous vote at the public hearings held today in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Ronald Reagan State Office Building, 300 South Spring Street, Third Floor, North Tower, Los Angeles.

Appointee Biographies

Judge Tangeman would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Paul H. Coffee. He has served as a Judge at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, since 2001, where he was elected Presiding Judge (2008), Assistant Presiding Judge (2006 and 2014–2015), and served as the court’s Civil Team Leader for five terms. Before that, Judge Tangeman was a partner at Sinsheimer, Schiebelhut and Baggett (1982–2001), and an associate at Ogle, Gallo, and Merzon (1978–1982).

As a current voting member of the Judicial Council of California, Judge Tangeman is also a member of the Rules and Projects and Litigation Management Internal Committees, and chairs the Civil Jury Instructions Advisory Committee. He has served on a number of Judicial Council advisory bodies and as a faculty member for the Supervising Judges Institute and the Presiding Judges and Court Executive Officers Court Management Program.

Judge Slough would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Betty A. Richli. She has served as a Judge at the Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, since 2003, where she served as Presiding Judge (2012–2015), Assistant Presiding Judge (2012), and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge (2007–2010). Before that, Judge Slough was an associate at Welebir and McCune (2003), a partner (2002–2003) and an associate (1999–2002) at Raynes and Slough (2002–2003), a partner at Foster, Driscoll and Reynolds (1997–1998), a partner (1994–1997) and an associate (1989–1994) at Markman, Arczynski, Hanson, Curley and Slough, and an associate at MacLachlan, Burford and Arias (1986–1989).

As a current voting member of the Judicial Council of California, Judge Slough chairs the council’s Technology Internal Committee. She has served on a number of Judicial Council advisory bodies, including the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee (Chair and Vice-Chair), the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee, the Task Force on Trial Court Fiscal Accountability, and the Technology Planning Task Force. She was also appointed by the Chief Justice to the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System.

 

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