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Gov. Brown Appoints New San Diego Superior Court Judges

Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday announced the appointments of James Mangione and Tilisha Martin to San Diego Superior Court judgeships.

Mangione, 61, of San Diego, graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law and got his undergraduate bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, San Diego. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Christine Koch Goldsmith.

Mangione, a Democrat, has been a partner at Wingert, Grebing 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.

Martin, 45, of La Mesa, has been the supervising attorney at the Dependency Legal Group of San Diego, Minor Counsel's Office since 2010. She has been an adjunct faculty member 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, a Democrat, 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 holds master's degrees in justice management and social work from the University of Nevada, Reno, and San Diego State, respectively, and is also a graduate of Cal Western School of Law and UC Berkeley. Martin fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William McGrath.

Mangione and Martin will make an annual salary of $189,041 as judges.