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Sullivan, and Beronio

Dylan Sullivan, '97 and Janene Beronio,' 75.

Beronio, Sullivan, Meyer Win Seats on California Superior Court Bench

June 23, 2014

Tags: Alumni, 2014, News

Three Pacific McGeorge alumni were elected to the Superior Court of California in the June 2014 primary election.

Janene Beronio,' 75, captured 54% of the ballots in a four-way race to secure a seat on the Yolo Superior Court. A commissioner for more than 25 years who had the backing of all her colleagues on the court, she will replace a retiring judge.

Dylan Sullivan, '97, garnered 60% of the vote to win an open seat on the El Dorado Superior Court. After beginning her career as a defense attorney and California Parole Authority hearing officer, she has served as a court commissioner since 2011.

Richard Meyer, '78, ran unopposed for the bench in tiny Alpine County. A partner in a general litigation firm for 15 years upon entering the legal profession, he has served as the public defender in both El Dorado and Alpine counties for three decades.

In a Calaveras County race, Tim Healy, '00, took 36% of the vote to finish second in a field of three and force a November runoff against a novice judge who was appointed to the bench earlier this year. The former is a San Joaquin County deputy district attorney.

Several Pacific McGeorge alumni mounted unsuccessful challenges for seats on the Superior Court. These included: Steven J. Smith, '78, Fresno County; Veronica Anderson, '99, Imperial County; Marc Gibbons, '99, Los Angeles County; Angela Bradrick, '99, Nevada County; and Julius Engel, '88, Yuba County.

In the state of Nevada, veteran attorney Jim Crockett, '74, was the leading vote-getter in a four-way 8th District Court race and is favored to win a November runoff in Clark County. A partner at Crockett & Myers in Las Vegas, he was the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association Lawyer of the Year in 2006.