Governor Brown Appoints Three to Santa Clara County Superior Court

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Christopher G. Rudy, Joshua Weinstein and Charles E. Wilson II to judgeships in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Rudy, 53, of Boulder Creek, has been a partner at Stenberg Sunseri Roe Pickard and Rudy since 1994, where he was an associate from 1991 to 1993. He was an associate attorney at Ubhaus and Collins PC from 1989 to 1990. Rudy earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joyce Allegro. Rudy is a Democrat.

Weinstein, 55, of San Francisco, has served as a judicial staff attorney at the First District Court of Appeal since 2008. He was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2007, a senior attorney at the Judicial Council of California from 1998 to 2007 and Special Master for the San Francisco County Superior Court from 2003 to 2005. Weinstein was a staff attorney at the Sixth District Appellate Program from 1994 to 1998, a training supervisor at the Washington Appellate Defender Association from 1990 to 1994 and a staff attorney at the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association from 1989 to 1990. He served as a deputy public defender at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office from 1987 to 1989 and as a research attorney at the Santa Clara County Superior Court from 1986 to 1987. Weinstein earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jerome Nadler. Weinstein is a Democrat.

  

Wilson, 39, of East Palo Alto, has served as a deputy district attorney at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office since 2007. He was a litigation associate at Gordon and Rees LLP from 2003 to 2007 and at Phillips Spallas and Fotouhi in 2003. Wilson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Diane M. Northway. Wilson is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $181, 292.

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