McGeorge School of Law

Brown Names Three Alumni to Superior Court Bench

January 16, 2014

In December, California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed three McGeorge alumni to the state Superior Court bench.

Kate Segerstrom, '85, was named to the Tuolumne County Superior Court. She has been in solo practice in Sonora since 2000 after being a shareholder at a major Stockton firm for 16 years.

Christine Carringer, '87, a Fairfield resident, was selected for a judgeship in Solano County. Most recently staff counsel at Katchis Harris and Yempuku, she has served as a civil litigator for several northern California law firms.

Prominent criminal defense attorney Michael Bowman, '88, was chosen for a spot on the Sacramento Superior Court. He fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Lloyd Connelly, '77. Gov. Brown also named two former McGeorge adjunct professors, Steve Acquisto and Steven Lapham, to the Sacramento Superior Court bench where Judge Robert Hight, '70, and Judge Kevin Culhane, '76, are serving as the presiding and assistant presiding judges, respectively, this year.