Governor Brown Appoints Sharon L. Kalemkiarian to San Diego County Superior Court


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Sharon L. Kalemkiarian to a judgeship in the San Diego County Superior Court.

Kalemkiarian, 58, of San Diego, has been a partner at Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson and Kalemkiarian since 2000. She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2010 to 2014, director of San Diego Project Heartbeat from 1996 to 2000, supervising attorney at the University of San Diego School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic from 1993 to 1996 and a Skadden fellow at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego from 1991 to 1993. Kalemkiarian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gordon Thompson Jr. at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California from 1989 to 1991. She is a member of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. Kalemkiarian earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. She fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position on February 7, 2014. Kalemkiarian is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $184,610.