Governor Brown Appoints Three to San Francisco County Superior Court


3-27-2015

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ross C. Moody, Joseph M. Quinn and Sharon M. Reardon to judgeships in the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Moody, 50, of San Francisco, has served as a deputy attorney general in the Civil Division, Government Law Section at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General since 2007, where he served as a deputy attorney general in the Criminal Division, Appeals, Writs and Trials Section from 1994 to 2007. He was a litigation associate at Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro from 1989 to 1994. Moody earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a certified appellate law specialist. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Julie Tang. Moody is a Democrat

Quinn, 46, of San Francisco, has been a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP since 2010. He has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law since 2010 and was an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College of California from 2004 to 2008. Quinn was principal and chair of the appellate practice group at Meyers Nave LLC from 2003 to 2010 and an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin PC from 2001 to 2003. He served as a principal trial attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 1997 to 2001 and as a law clerk for the Honorable
Eugene F. Lynch at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California from 1996 to 1997. He was an associate at Jackson, Tufts, Cole and Black LLP in 1996, served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California from 1995 to 1996 and was a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego from 1994 to 1995. Quinn earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley 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 John E. Munter. Quinn is a Democrat.

Reardon, 44, of San Francisco, has served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office since 1998. She was an associate at the Law Office of James P. Collins from 1997 to 1998. Reardon earned a Juris Doctor degree from San Francisco Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara University. She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Marla J. Miller to the Court of Appeal. Reardon is a Democrat.

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

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