Governor Brown Appoints Two to San Diego County Superior Court


8-29-2013

SACRAMENTO Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Pamela M. Parker and Michael D. Washington to judgeships in the San Diego County Superior Court.

Parker, 56, of San Diego, has served as a senior appellate attorney at the Fourth District Court of Appeal of San Diego, Division One since 2012. She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School from 2010 to 2012 and at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2011. Parker held multiple positions at Robbins Geller Rudman and Dowd LLP from 1991 to 2011, including of counsel, partner and associate. She was a litigation associate at Lankenau Kovner and Bickford LLP from 1988 to 1990 and at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison LLP from 1983 to 1988. Parker was a law clerk for the Honorable Frank J. Battisti at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio from 1982 to 1983. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Binghamton. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Luis R. Vargas. Parker is a Democrat.

Washington, 54, of Temecula, has served as a deputy public defender at the San Diego County Public Defender's Office, Office of the Primary Public Defender since 1994 and has been an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law since 2003. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George W. Clarke. Washington is a Republican.

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

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