McGeorge School of Law

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

June 23, 2014

Sullivan, and Beronio

Dylan Sullivan, '97 and Janene Beronio,' 75

Three 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 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.