Governor Brown Appoints David A. Thompson as Associate Justice of Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three


5-18-2012

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of David A. Thompson as associate justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three.

Thompson, 55, of Costa Mesa, has served as a judge for the Orange County Superior Court since 1998. Thompson was counsel, and previously an associate, at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 1988 to 1997 and an associate at Rutan and Tucker LLP from 1984 to 1988. He served as a staff attorney for the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three in 1983. Thompson earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University. Thompson is registered decline-to-state.

Thompson fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Kathleen E. O’Leary to Presiding Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three. This position requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Senior Presiding Justice Manuel A. Ramirez.

The compensation for this position is $204,599.

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