New Alumni Judges Join Bench in California, Arizona, Nevada and New Jersey
July 28, 2017
Alumni Judges Matt Newman, Kathleen Drakulich, Antony Ufland and Carol Henson (clockwise
from top right).
Five new judges have been added to the lengthy roster of 400 McGeorge alumni who currently serve or have served on state and federal benches nationwide.
Carol Henson, '92, has been appointed a judgeship to the Orange County Superior Court
by California Governor Edmund Brown Jr. She has been an assistant district attorney
at the Orange County District Attorney's Office since 2014, where she has served in
several positions since 1992, including acting head of court, assistant head of court
and senior deputy district attorney.
Antony Ufland, '91, has been appointed a judgeship to the Orange County Superior Court
by California Governor Edmund Brown Jr. Ufland has served as senior deputy alternate
defender at the Orange County Alternate Defender's Office since 2005, where he served
as a deputy alternate defender from 1993 to 2005. He was an associate at the Law Offices
of Hagenbaugh and Murphy from 1991 to 1993.
Matt Newman, '85, has been appointed a judgeship to the La Paz County Superior Court
by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. He has been an attorney in private practice since
1992. His practice areas have included criminal defense, family law, juvenile law,
and civil litigation. Judge Newman has also served as the prosecutor for the Town
of Quartzsite and as a special prosecutor for the Colorado Indian Tribes.
Kathleen Drakulich, '86, has been appointed to a judgeship to the Second Judicial
District Court by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. She is a partner at McDonald Carano
where she focuses on energy, environment and natural resource issues
Mitchell Steinhart, '83, has been appointed to a judgeship to the Superior Court by
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He has been a staff attorney for the Bergen County
Board of Social Services since 1987. From 1986 to 1987, he was with Powers & November
in Hackensack, and from 1985 to 1986, he was with Draesel, Sunshine, Atkins & November