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Brown Appoints Democrat to San Diego Superior Court Bench

A photo of Sharon Kalemkiarian who was appointed to the San Diego Superior Court bench.
Ashworth, Blanchet, Christenson and Kalemkiarian
A photo of Sharon Kalemkiarian who was appointed to the San Diego Superior Court bench.

Governor Jerry Brown Friday announced the appointment of Sharon Kalemkiarian to the San Diego Superior Court bench.

Kalemkiarian, 58, 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 to the Honorable Gordon Thompson Jr. at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California from 1989 to 1991.

She has a doctorate degree from the USD School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.

Kalemkiarian, a Democrat, fills the vacancy created by the conversion of a court commissioner position in February.

Her annual salary will be $184,610.

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