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Three New Judges to Join Santa Clara County Superior Court

Posted By SCCBA, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Gov. Brown appoints Christopher G. Rudy, Joshua Weinstein and Charles E. Wilson II to Santa Clara Bench

SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 16, 2014): The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara will have new three judges join its bench, as today Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Christopher G. Rudy, Joshua Weinstein and Charles E. Wilson II to judgeships. Charles Wilson decided to be sworn in today, which occurred at 4:30 PM in Department 17 of the Old Courthouse. Swearing in dates for Christopher Rudy and Joshua Weinstein will be announced shortly.

"We look forward to welcoming Chris, Josh and Charles to our Bench," said Presiding Judge, Hon. Brian C. Walsh. "All three have been great lawyers in their fields and are great people. We are pleased that these newest additions to our Court have strong connections with our county."

Rudy, 53, of Boulder Creek, has been a partner at Stenberg Sunseri Roe Pickard and Rudy since 1994, where he was an associate from 1991 to 1993. He was an associate attorney at Ubhaus and Collins PC from 1989 to 1990. Rudy earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joyce Allegro. Rudy is a Democrat.

Weinstein, 55, of San Francisco, has served as a judicial staff attorney at the First District Court of Appeal since 2008. He was a visiting professional at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2007, a senior attorney at the Judicial Council of California from 1998 to 2007 and Special Master for the San Francisco County Superior Court from 2003 to 2005. Weinstein was a staff attorney at the Sixth District Appellate Program from 1994 to 1998, a training supervisor at the Washington Appellate Defender Association from 1990 to 1994 and a staff attorney at the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association from 1989 to 1990. He served as a deputy public defender at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office from 1987 to 1989 and as a research attorney at the Santa Clara County Superior Court from 1986 to 1987. Weinstein earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jerome Nadler. Weinstein is a Democrat. 

Wilson, 39, of East Palo Alto, has served as a deputy district attorney at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office since 2007. He was a litigation associate at Gordon and Rees LLP from 2003 to 2007 and at Phillips Spallas and Fotouhi in 2003. Wilson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Diane M. Northway. Wilson is a Democrat.

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