Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court


5-18-2012

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Julian W. Bailey and Lewis W. Clapp to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.

Julian W. Bailey, 63, of San Clemente, has served as a superior court referee for the Orange County Superior Court since 2011. He served as a juvenile court referee for the Orange County Juvenile Court from 2007 to 2011. He held multiple positions at Bailey and Brott from 1982 to 2007, including partner and attorney. Bailey was a partner at Dolan Bailey and Reopelle from 1979 to 1982 and an associate at Giles Callahan and McCune from 1978 to 1979. He served as a deputy district attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from 1975 to 1978. Bailey earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position. Bailey is registered decline-to-state.

Lewis W. Clapp, 57, of Anaheim, has served as director of the Orange County Associate Defender’s Office since 2011. He held multiple positions in the Orange County Public Defender's Office from 1981 to 2011, including assistant public defender and deputy public defender. He is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County. Clapp earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position. Clapp is a Democrat.

The compensation for each position is $178,789.

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