Sacramento Superior Court Presiding Judge Election

Kim Pedersen is pleased to announce that earlier today (09/19/19) Judge Russell L. Hom was elected by the Judges of the Sacramento Superior Court as the next Presiding Judge. Judge Hom’s term will commence on January 1, 2020 and will continue through December 31, 2021.

Following his election to the position of Presiding Judge, Judge Hom stated, “I am greatly honored to lead the Sacramento Superior Court as its next Presiding Judge. It is a tremendous privilege to serve with distinguished judicial officers and an extraordinarily dedicated court staff. I look forward to leading our concerted effort to ensure access to the courts and the fair administration of justice for all members of our community.”

Governor Gray Davis appointed Judge Hom to the Sacramento bench in June 2002. He is currently assigned as a general trial judge handling both criminal and civil trials and serves as the Sacramento County’s Grand Jury Advisor. He completed earlier assignments in the Felony Home Courts and General Civil.

Judge Hom served as President to the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento in 2001. He also served as a Commissioner for the Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission for the City and County of Sacramento and served as a board member to the Sacramento Asian/Pacific Chamber of Commerce, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Judicial Council.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Hom was a Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office and prior to that was in solo practice and private practice serving as a partner with local defense firms Edson and Hom and Cohen and Hom.

Judge Hom received his Juris Doctorate from UC Hastings College of Law in 1981.

For further information, please contact the Public Information Office.

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