Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of James A. Mangione and Tilisha T. Martin to judgeships in the San Diego County Superior Court.
Mangione, 61, of San Diego, has been a partner at Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker and Juskie LLP since 2002. He was an attorney in private practice from 1999 to 2002 and in-house counsel at Luna, Brownwood and Rice from 1994 to 1999. Mangione was a partner at Mitchell and Mangione from 1988 to 1994 and an attorney in private practice from 1981 to 1988. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego. Mangione fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Christine Koch Goldsmith. He is a Democrat.
Martin, 45, of La Mesa, has been the supervising attorney at the Dependency Legal Group of San Diego, Minor’s Counsel Office since 2010. She has been adjunct faculty at the California Western School of Law since 2002 and was a faculty field liaison and lecturer at San Diego State University from 2001 to 2010. Martin served as a deputy public defender at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office from 2005 to 2010 and was the community court coordinator for the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Clean and Safe program from 2002 to 2005. She earned a Master of Justice Management degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, a Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Martin fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William J. McGrath, Jr. She is a Democrat.
The compensation for each of these positions is $189,041.