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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014

Alumni News 1985 Kate Segerstrom was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Tuolumne County Superior Court bench. She has been in solo practice in Sonora since 2000 after being a shareholder at a major Stockton firm for 16 years. 1986 Daniel Barnett has been appointed professor of law and director of legal writing at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. | Dorene D’Adamo has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where she has served since 2013. She is a board member of the California State Water Resources Control Board and served on the California Air In December, California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed three Pacific McGeorge alumni to the state Superior Court bench. Kate Segerstrom, ‘85, was named to the Tuolumne County Superior Court. She has been in solo practice in Sonora since 2000 after being a shareholder at a major Stockton firm for 16 years. Christine Carringer, ‘87, a Fairfield resident, was selected for a judgeship in Solano County. Most recently staff counsel at Katchis Harris and Yempuku, she has served as a civil litigator for several Northern California law firms. Prominent criminal defense attorney Michael Bowman, ‘88, was chosen for a spot on the Sacramento Superior Court. He fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Lloyd Connelly, ‘77. BROWN NAMES THREE ALUMNI TO SUPERIOR COURT BENCH PACI F I C L AW 39 1982 Carleton R. Cramer became the dean of academics for the Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu on Aug. 11, 2013. Cramer, a U.S. Navy captain, previously served as a senior faculty member focusing on terrorism, law of the sea and international law. | Carl A. McMahan won a $6 million arbitration award on behalf of a family whose baby suffered birth injuries at delivery. | Robert Vaage won a $4.95 million arbitration award against Kaiser Medical Group and its affiliates for a teenager who suffered severe injuries and medical complications in the aftermath of a stabbing. He is a principal in the Law Offices of Robert F. Vaage in San Diego. 1983 Robert Buccola won awards totaling $34.9 million advocating for his two plaintiffs in a Sacramento Superior Court case. Buccola is a managing and founding partner of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora LLP. | Paul Starkey joined the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board as special board counsel. 1984 Peter Mixon and Wesley Kennedy, ’81, won a respondent bench decision in Sacramento Superior Court against a petition filed to deny an individual membership in CalPERS. Mixon was the general counsel, and Kennedy a senior counsel for the state public employees’ retirement system.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2014
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