Governor Brown Appoints Miguel Marquez as Associate Justice of Sixth District Court of Appeal


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Miguel Marquez as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Marquez, 45, of San Jose, has served as county counsel for Santa Clara County since 2009. He served as general counsel, and previously assistant general counsel, for the San Francisco Unified School District from 2006 to 2008. He was a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 2004 to 2006 and deputy county counsel for San Mateo County from 2002 to 2004. Marquez was an associate at Remcho Johansen and Purcell LLP from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that, he served as deputy county counsel for San Mateo County from 1998 to 2000. Marquez was an associate at Cooley Godward LLP from 1996 to 1998. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. Marquez is a Democrat.

Marquez fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Richard J. McAdams. This position requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Senior Presiding Justice Conrad Lee Rushing. Subject to his confirmation, Marquez will be the first Latino to serve on the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

The compensation for this position is $204,599.