Governor Brown Appoints Court of Appeal Justice


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Justice Peter J. Siggins as presiding justice, Division Three of the First District Court of Appeal.

First District Court of Appeal

Peter J. Siggins, 62, of San Rafael, has been appointed presiding justice, Division Three of the First District Court of Appeal. Siggins has served as an associate justice at the First District Court of Appeal since 2006. He served in several positions in the Office of the Governor from 2003 to 2005, including legal affairs secretary and interim chief of staff. Siggins served in several positions at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 1988 to 2003, including senior assistant attorney general and chief deputy attorney general. Siggins was a sole practitioner from 1983 to 1988 and an associate at Acret and Perrochet from 1979 to 1982. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Presiding Justice William R. McGuiness. This position requires confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senior Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline. Siggins is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $228,918.