McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Adds To Bench Strength

December 13, 2006

Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

McGeorge has more than 280 alumni who are serving, or have served, as justices, judges, commissioners, referees and administrative law judges in courts across the country.

The latest additions to the robed contingent include James Todd Russell, ’74, who was appointed as a judge on the Nevada First District Court bench by Governor Kenny Guinn, and Paul Richardson, ’80, and David Reed, ’83, who were appointed as a commissioner and referee, respectively, on the Yolo County Superior Court. Russell, a partner in the Carson City firm of Allison, MacKenzie, Pavlakis Wright & Fagan former chairman of the Nevada State Ethics Commission, will serve the district that includes Carson City and Storey County. Richardson is a longtime prosecutor who once served as the district attorney of Placer County. Reed is a well-known Woodland criminal defense attorney.

Back on election day, the law school also added to its judicial roster as Steve Malone, ’88, captured an open judgeship on the San Bernardino County Superior Court, Las Vegas attorney Susan H. Johnson, ’85, won a newly created judgeship in Nevada’s 8th District Court, and longtime Reno city attorney Patricia Lynch, ’73, easily won election as a justice of the peace in the Reno-Verdi District.