McGeorge School of Law

King, Reinhart Named to Bench

January 2, 2013

Pamela King

Pamela King

Gov. Jerry Brown announced a year-end wave of judicial appointments on Dec. 27, 2012, to fill vacancies on the Superior Court of California, and two of the new judges are McGeorge graduates.

Pamela King, '77, was named to the San Bernardino County Superior Court. She has served as a county deputy public defender since 1998 after beginning her legal career as a deputy district attorney and practicing law for eight years with Markman Arczyski Hanson Curly & Slough in Rancho Cucamonga. Her husband, Jeffrey King, '76, is an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two. A former mayor of Rancho Cucamonga, he served on the San Bernardino County Superior Court for eight years prior to his appointment to the appellate bench.

Michael J. Reinhart, '83, was named to a judgeship in the Kings County Superior Court. He has been the owner and principal attorney at the Law Office of Michael J. Reinhart in Hanford since 2011. He worked at the Kings County District Attorney's Office as chief deputy district attorney from 2006 to 2011 and deputy district attorney and chief trial attorney from 1992 to 2006. Reinhart was a senior associate attorney at Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP from 1987 to 1992 and associate attorney at the Law Office of Nicholas Demma from 1983 to 1987. He will join another new McGeorge judge, Jennifer Giuliani, '92, on the Kings County bench. She won election to the Hanford-based court in June 2012.

Two other alums who won June elections, Andrea Thompson, '84, and Sean Coen, '99, were sworn into the Los Angeles Superior Court last week. Sarah Heckman, '99, who won election to the Sutter County Superior Court in November, was sworn-in on Dec. 31, 2012.