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Executive Office

As provided by the California Constitution, judges are initially appointed by the Governor to serve on the Superior Court bench. At the end of each judge's six-year term, they stand for re-election in county-wide elections.

Executive Committee

Presiding Judge Jeffrey B. Barton


Assistant Presiding Judge:
Judge Peter C. Deddeh

Supervising Judges:
Judge Carolyn M. Caietti
Judge David J. Danielsen
Judge William S. Dato
Judge Ana España
Judge Maureen F. Hallahan
Judge Daniel G. Lamborn
Judge Timothy B. Taylor

At-Large Members:
Judge Laura J. Birkmeyer
Judge Francis M. Devaney
Judge Harry M. Elias
Judge Michael S. Groch
Judge Laura W. Halgren
Judge Joan M. Lewis
Judge Theodore M. Weathers

See a listing of all current judges and their department assignments.

The Executive Office has overall responsibility for the administrative management of Superior Court operations.

Executive Officer:
Michael Roddy, Executive Officer

Assistant Executive Officers

Stephen Cascioppo, Downtown, Central Division
Harold Kosakoff, East County Division
Nancy Eberhardt, North County Division
Harold Kosakoff, South County Division

Executive Team
Karen Dalton, Public Affairs Officer
Kristine Nesthus, Director, Legal Services
Lyn Bell, Director, Human Resources
Celeste Schwartz, Chief Information Officer

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