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 Lorna A. Alksne


Assistant Presiding Judge:
Judge Michael T. Smyth

Supervising Judges:
Judge Katherine Bacal
Judge Ana España
Judge Eugenia Eyherabide
Judge Evan P. Kirvin
Judge Dwayne K. Moring
Pamela M. Parker
Judge Paula S. Rosenstein

At-Large Members:
Judge Laura Birkmeyer
Judge Enrique Camarena
Judge Patricia Garcia
Judge Michael S. Groch
Judge Maureen F. Hallahan
Judge James E. Simmons, Jr.

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
Jeff Gately, Assistant Executive Officer
Lyn Bell, Chief Financial Officer & Human Resources Director
Jake Pison, Chief Information Officer
Susanne Washington, Director, Legal Services
Cathy McCoy, Branch Director, East County Division
Kimberly Stucker, Branch Director, North County Division
Carol Marchesano, Branch Director, South County Division
Emily Cox, Public Affairs Officer