Governor Brown Appoints Three to Alameda County Superior Court

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Paul D. Herbert, Michael M. Markman and Mark A. McCannon to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court.

 

Herbert, 57, of Fairfax, has been a partner at Frassetto Herbert LLP since 2011. He held multiple positions at Payne and Fears LLP, including of counsel in 2011 and principal attorney from 2006 to 2011. Herbert was a non-equity partner at the Louderback Law Firm from 2005 to 2006 and senior appellate attorney for Justice Mark B. Simons at the California Court of Appeal, First District from 2001 to 2005. He held multiple positions at Ropers Majeski Kohn and Bentley PC, including partner and equity shareholder from 1990 to 2001 and associate attorney from 1986 to 1990. Herbert served as judicial staff attorney for the late Honorable Presiding Justice George A. Brown and the late Honorable Associate Justice Wickson Woolpert at the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District from 1983 to 1985. He was a judicial staff attorney at the California Court of Appeal, First District in 1983. Herbert earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert K. Kurtz. Herbert is a Democrat.

 

Markman, 41, of Oakland, has been a partner at Covington and Burling LLP since 2008. He was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP from 2005 to 2008 and an associate from 1997 to 2004. Markman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jon S. Tigar. Markman is a Democrat.

 

McCannon, 43, of San Francisco, has served as a deputy district attorney at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office since 1997. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge David Hunter. McCannon is a Democrat. 

The compensation each of these positions is $178,789.

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