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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: About Us: Executive Office

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 Patricia Guerrero
Judge Daniel G. Lamborn
Judge Timothy B. Taylor

At-Large Members:
Judge Lorna A. Alksne
Judge Laura J. Birkmeyer
Judge Francis M. Devaney
Judge Michael S. Groch
Judge Maureen F. Hallahan
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 Team:
Michael Roddy, Executive Officer
Terri Brewton, Assistant Executive Officer
Steve Travers, Branch Director, East County Division
Mark Urry, Branch Director, North County Division
Carol Marchesano, Branch Director, South County Division
Lyn Bell, Director, Human Resources
Karen Dalton, Public Affairs Officer
Kristine (Kris) Nesthus, Director, Legal Services
Celeste Schwartz, Chief Information Officer
Jeff Gately, Chief Financial Officer

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