Governor Brown Appoints Two to Orange County Superior Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Thomas A. Delaney and Nancy E. Zeltzer to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.

Delaney, 47, of Santa Ana, has been a partner at Sedgwick LLP since 2002. He was an associate attorney at Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP from 1995 to 2001 and at Bodkin McCarthy Sargent and Smith from 1992 to 1995. Delaney is founder and chair of the Sedgwick LLP Hispanic Lawyers Forum. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. Delaney fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge B. Tam Nomoto Schumann. Delaney is a Democrat.

Zeltzer, 62, of Santa Ana, has been a partner in the Labor and Employment Practices group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith since 2006, where she has held several positions since 1987, including associate, partner, administrative partner and managing partner. She was an associate at Ruston and Nance from 1983 to 1987 and from 1978 to 1981. Zeltzer served as a deputy attorney at the California Department of Transportation, Legal Division from 1981 to 1983. She earned Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the Western State University, College of Law. Zeltzer fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nho T. Nguyen. Zeltzer is a Democrat.

The compensation for each of these positions is $181, 292.