McGeorge School of Law

New Alumni Judges Join Bench in California, Nevada, Hawaii

January 15, 2015

Alumni Judges

From left: Daniel Flores, '01, Margaret Masunaga, '87, Timothy Healy, '00, and Jim Crockett, '74

Four new judges have been added to the lengthy roster of more than 350 McGeorge alumni who serve or have served on state and federal benches nationwide.

Timothy Healy, '00, was sworn-in as a judge of the Calaveras County Superior Court on Jan. 5, 2015. The former San Joaquin County deputy district attorney scored a rare victory over an incumbent judge in the November election.

Jim Crockett, '74, heard his first case on Nevada's Eighth Judicial District Court on Jan. 6. The veteran Las Vegas litigator won election to an open seat on the Clark County bench in November. A founding partner of Crockett & Myers, he was named trial lawyer of the year by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association in 2006. He joins Susan Johnson, '85, and Jerry Wiese, '94, on the 32-member Civil/Criminal Division of Nevada's largest court.

Margaret Masunaga, '87, was sworn-in as a judge of Hawaii's Third Circuit Court in December after her fall appointment to the County of Hawaii (Big Island) bench by the chief justice of Hawaii's Supreme Court. A former McGeorge Alumni Association Board of Directors member, she had served several years as deputy corporation counsel. She has been the Hawaii state delegate to the ABA since 2009.

Daniel Flores, '01, was also elected as a judge in the San Francisco Superior Court on Nov. 4, 2014. Judge Flores began his term on Jan, 15, 2015.