Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court


12-27-2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead and Fred W. Slaughter to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.

Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University. Effective January 31, 2014, he will fill the vacancy to be created by the retirement of Judge Richard F. Toohey. Moorhead is a Republican.

Slaughter, 40, of Yorba Linda, has served as Santa Ana Branch Office deputy chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California since 2012, where he has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 2010. Slaughter served as an assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon from 2008 to 2010, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California from 2004 to 2008 and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona from 2002 to 2004. He served as a deputy city attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Criminal Division from 2000 to 2002. Slaughter earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Effective January 31, 2014, he will fill the vacancy to be created by the retirement of Judge Gregory Munoz. Slaughter is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $181, 292.

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