Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court


8-29-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Sheri L. Honer and Joanne Motoike to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.

Honer, 52, of Santa Ana, has been of counsel at Frank P. Barbaro and Associates since 2013, where she was a senior associate and trial attorney from 2011 to 2013. She was a senior legal research attorney and coordinating attorney at the Superior Court of California, County of Orange from 2004 to 2011 and a deputy district attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 2010. Honer was an associate litigation attorney and supervisor at Horton Barbaro and Reilly from 2003 to 2004 and sole practitioner at the Law Office of Sherri L. Honer from 2000 to 2003. She was a panel attorney at Appellate Defenders Inc. from 2000 to 2002, an associate attorney at Callahan McCune and Willis LLP from 1998 to 2000 and a district attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from 1997 to 1998. Honer was an associate attorney at Callahan McCune and Willis LLP from 1996 to 1997. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University, College of Law and a Bachelor of Science Laws degree from Western State University, College of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on January 1, 2012. Honer is a Democrat.

Motoike, 45, of Long Beach, has served as a senior deputy public defender at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office since 2008. She was a trial attorney at the United Nations Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia from 2006 to 2008 and a deputy public defender at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office from 1994 to 2006. Motoike earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy A. Pollard. Motoike is a Democrat.

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

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