Governor Brown Appoints Two to Mendocino County Superior Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Jeanine B. Nadel and David A. Riemenschneider to judgeships in the Mendocino County Superior Court.

Jeanine B. Nadel, 57, of Ukiah, has served as county counsel for Mendocino County since 2005. She served as assistant county counsel, and previously deputy county counsel, for Alameda County from 2000 to 2005 and as deputy county counsel for Mendocino County from 1990 to 2000. Nadel was a deputy public defender in the Mendocino County Public Defender’s Office from 1989 to 1990. She was an associate attorney at Beam and Brobeck LLP from 1985 to 1989 and an associate attorney at Anderson and Bauman from 1982 to 1985. Nadel earned a Juris Doctorate degree and a Bachelor of Science in Law degree from Western State University College of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ronald W. Brown. Nadel is a Democrat.

David A. Riemenschneider, 63, of Ukiah, has been a sole practitioner since 2003. He was a partner at Nelson and Riemenschneider from 1984 to 2003 and a staff attorney for the Georgia Legal Services Program from 1978 to 1984. Riemenschneider earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. He fills the vacancy created by retirement of Judge Jonathan M. Lehan. Riemenschneider is registered decline-to-state.

The compensation for each position is $178,789.