Thursday, January 2, 2014
Sacramento (January 2, 2014) – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni Cindy D. Davis, '93' (JD), and Daniel G. Lamborn, '82 (JD), to judgeships in San Diego County Superior Court and Dean Benjamini, '92 (JD), to judgeship in Riverside County Superior Court.
Davis has been a superior court commissioner at the San Diego County Superior Court since 2006. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from USD School of Law and a bachelor of arts from San Diego State University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Steven R. Denton.
Lamborn has been chief deputy district attorney at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 2008. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from USD School of Law and a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Davis. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lisa A. Foster.
Benjamini has been an assistant public defender at the Riverside County Law Offices of the Public Defender since 2013. He was a partner at Benjamini & Benjamini APC from 2005 to 2013. Benjamini earned a Juris Doctor degree from USD School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento. He fills a vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position.
Read the full press releases from the Office of the Governor:
- Governor Brown Appoints Two to San Diego County Superior Court.
- Governor Brown Appoints Dean Benjamini to Riverside County Superior Court.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.
USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.