May 27, 2008
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named Frank Y. Jackson, '73, to the California Court of Appeal on May 16 and the Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected the join the District Two bench immediately after a confirmation hearing in early June.
Jackson has served as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles-based appellate district on two different occasions for lengthy stints. The Palmdale resident has served as a Superior Court judge since 1993. From 1990 to 1993, he served as an Antelope Municipal Court judge, and, from 1973 to 1990, worked as an attorney for the law firm Cosgrove, Michelizzi, Schwabacher, Ward & Jackson. He attended Antelope Valley College and went to the University of Nevada, Reno on a basketball scholarship before entering law school.
When confirmed, Jackson will become the seventh McGeorge alumnus currently serving statewide on the Court of Appeal. The other justices are: Gene Gomes, '72, and Bert Levy, '77, Fifth District; Jeffrey King, '76, Fourth District; Ron Robie, '67, and presiding justice Art Scotland, '74, Third District; and Kenneth Yegan, '72, Second District.
Judge Connie Callahan, '74, of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Magistrate Judge William Wunderlich, '72, each served on the state appellate court before becoming members of the federal judiciary.