Governor Brown Appoints Two to Alameda County Superior Court


12-27-2012

SACRAMENTO Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Kimberly E. Colwell and Brad Seligman to judgeships in the Alameda County Superior Court.

Colwell, 54, of Berkeley, has served as a shareholder and head of the litigation group at Meyers Nave Riback Silver and Wilson since 2002. She was a partner at the Law Offices of Bertrand Fox Elliot and Colwell from 1990 to 2002 and an attorney at Eskanos and Adler PC from 1987 to 1989. Colwell earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on June 27, 2012. Colwell is a Democrat.

Seligman, 61, of Berkeley, has served as senior counsel at the Impact Fund since 2011, where he served as executive director from 1992 to 2010. He was of counsel at Lewis Feinberg Lee Renaker and Jackson PC from 2010 to 2012 and a litigation advisor at the Disabilities Rights Education and Defense Fund from 1992 to 1999. Seligman served in multiple positions at Saperstein Seligman Mayeda and Larkin from 1981 to 1994, including of counsel, partner and associate. He was a senior law clerk for Judge Lawrence K. Karlton from 1979 to 1980 and a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School from 1978 to 1979. Seligman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University. He fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on June 27, 2012. Seligman is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $178,789.

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