Three of the 21 Judicial appointments by Governor Brown are African American.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 21 California superior court judges, which include: Two in Alameda County; one in Humboldt County; one in Inyo County; one in Kern County; 10 in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County; one in San Bernardino County; one in San Diego County; one in Solano County; one in Trinity County; and one in Tulare County.
Three of the 21 Judicial appointments by Governor Brown are African American. Two in Los Angeles County and 1 in San Bernardino County. They are listed below.
Los Angeles County Superior Court
Altus W. Hudson
Altus W. Hudson, 52, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Hudson has been a sole practitioner since 2011. He was a partner and attorney at Kidd and Hudson from 1998 to 2011. Hudson served as a deputy city attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 1998. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge David S. Wesley. Hudson is a Democrat.
Terrance T. Lewis
Terrance T. Lewis, 60, of Altadena, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Lewis has served as a commissioner at the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2014. He served as a deputy public defender at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office from 1988 to 2014 and was a law clerk at the Law Office of Levin and Margolin from 1986 to 1987. Lewis earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Karen J. Nudell. Lewis is a Democrat.
San Bernardino County Superior CourtStephanie E. Thornton-Harris, 54, of Pasadena, has been appointed to a judgeship in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. Thornton-Harris has served as a deputy federal public defender in the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Central District of California since 2012. She served as a bench officer at the San Bernardino County Superior Court from 2007 to 2011, where she was a juvenile hearing officer from 1999 to 2001. Thornton-Harris served as a judge pro tem at the San Bernardino County Superior Court and the Office of Administrative Hearings from 2003 to 2007 and was an administrative law judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings from 2001 to 2002. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. She fills the vacancy of a new position created on September 18, 2017. Thornton-Harris is a Democrat.