Governor Brown Appoints Three to Los Angeles County Superior Court


12-24-2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Keith H. Borjón, John A. Slawson and Anthony A. Trendacosta to judgeships in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Borjón, 55, of Whittier, has served as a supervising deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General since 1990, where he has served as a deputy attorney general since 1985. He was a clerk and attorney at Westside Legal Services from 1984 to 1985. Borjón earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charles W. McCoy. Borjón is a Democrat.

Slawson, 64, of Rolling Hills Estates, has served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 1993. Slawson has served as adjunct faculty at El Camino College since 1994 and served as adjunct faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1999 to 2000. He served as the Redondo Beach City Prosecutor from 1978 to 1993 and was an attorney in private practice from 1977 to 1989. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Western State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Louise M. Meisinger. Slawson is registered without party preference.

Trendacosta, 64, of Los Angeles, has served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2006, where he was a court referee from 1998 to 2006. He was of counsel at the Law Offices of Donald Gindy from 2000 to 2005, general counsel at the Santa Monica Rent Control Board from 1989 to 1998 and was an associate at the Law Offices of Barry Rothman in 1989. Trendacosta served as supervising attorney at the Los Angeles Office of County Counsel from 1987 to 1989 and was a partner at Rose, Klein and Marias from 1983 to 1986, where he was an associate from 1975 to 1982. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the San Fernando Valley College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Janice C. Croft. Trendacosta is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $184, 610.

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