On October 11, 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr announced the appointment of 33 California superior court judges, including two for El Dorado County.

Michael J. McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin, 52, of South Lake Tahoe has been a partner at Feldman McLaughlin Thiel LLP in Lake Tahoe area since 2011. He was a partner at Feldman, Shaw and McLaughlin LLP from 2007 to 2011 and an associate at Feldman Shaw LLP from 2001 to 2007 and at Feldman, Shaw and DeVore LLP from 1998 to 2001. McLaughlin was an associate at Porter, Groff and Lodwick from 1996 to 1998, at Robinson, DiLando and Whitaker from 1993 to 1995, at the Law Offices of Donald B. Caffrey in 1993 and at Girardi Keese from 1992 to 1993.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University. He fills the vacancy in Office 6 created by the retirement of Judge James R. Wagoner. McLaughlin is a Democrat.

McLaughlin will be sworn in to the Bench on Tuesday October 30 at 4:00 pm in department 3 of the South Lake Tahoe Court by the Presiding Judge, the Honorable Suzanne N. Kingsbury. Judge McLaughlin will preside over department 4 of the South Lake Tahoe courthouse, handling civil, criminal, probate, juvenile, and family law matters.

Jamie L. Pesce

Ms. Pesce, 39, of Folsom, has served as a deputy district attorney at the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office since 2005. Prior to this, she was a sole practitioner and a research attorney at Orion Outdoor Media.

She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis. She fills the vacancy in Office 4 created by the retirement of Steven C. Bailey. Pesce is a Republican.

Pesce will be sworn in to the Bench on October 26 at 4:30 pm in department 1 of the Placerville Main Street courthouse by the Assistant Presiding Judge the Honorable Vicki Ashworth. Judge
Pesce will preside over the family law division, department 5, of the Main Street courthouse in Placerville.


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