(Subscription required) Though only on the criminal bench a year, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Michael S. Lief is already well-known for making up his own mind and creating sentencing solutions that bridge gaps in the law.
(Subscription required) Quinn told his prospective colleagues at Hanson Bridgett LLP that he would be seeking a judgeship on the San Francisco County Superior Court, a position he has coveted for much of his legal career.
(Subscription required) Helping combatants work to settle their differences without her having to dictate terms from the bench is a powerful motivator for Superior Court Judge Leslie G. Landau in her Contra Costa County courtroom.
(Subscription required) During his first year handling misdemeanors in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Thomas Griego has been criticized by some attorneys for being unfamiliar with criminal law and procedure, including visiting a crime scene between verdict and sentence, and delaying final rulings on objections until they are moot.
(Subscription required) Chittick was a leading architect in the redesign of the Fresno drug court following the passage of Proposition 47, which reduced certain drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors.