Governor Brown Nominates Jonathan K. Renner to the Third District Court of Appeal


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the nomination of Jonathan K. Renner for associate justice of the Third District Court of Appeal.

Renner, 44, of Sacramento, has served as legal affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. He served as senior assistant attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2009 to 2010, where he was supervising deputy attorney general from 2006 to 2009 and deputy attorney general from 2000 to 2006. Renner was an associate attorney at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard from 1998 to 2000 and at Porter, Scott, Weiberg and Delehant from 1997 to 1998. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis.

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 Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye. If confirmed, Renner will begin his term on January 5, 2015 and will fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to the California Supreme Court. Renner is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $211,260.