Elk Grove resident among two appointed to Sacramento Superior Court; nomination made to Third District Appellate Court

Allision M. Williams (left) and Andre K, Campbell were appointed to the
Sacramento Superior Court. |

Today Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of 11 Superior Court judges statewide, including two for the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Among the two appointments to the Sacramento Superior Court is Allison M. Williams, 40, of Elk Grove. Williams is filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Emily Vasquez. 

Currently, Williams is serving as a criminal attorney at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office since 2006 and was an adjunct lecturer at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law from 2011 to 2012. Williams, a Democrat, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

The other appointment to the Sacramento Bench is Andre K. Campbell, 61, of Carmichael. Campbell, who is replacing Judge Jaime Roman, has been a Partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP since 2010 and before that associate and partner at McDonough, Holland & Allen PC from 1996 to 2010. 

Campbell, a Democrat,served as a commissioned officer in the Air Force from 1981 to 1996, attaining the rank of Major and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and a Master of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Additionally, Newsom announced the nomination of Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Laurie M. Earl, 60 of Sacramento as an Associate Justice of the Third District Court of Appeal. She has served as a Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court since 2005. 

Prior to her Superior Court appointment, Judge Earl was Senior Assistant Inspector General at the Sacramento County Office of Inspector General from 2004 to 2005 and a Deputy District Attorney at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 2004. 

She also served as an Assistant Public Defender at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office from 1989 to 1995. Judge Earl earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and if confirmed, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice M. Kathleen Butz. 

This position requires the completion of a review by the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation and confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The Commission consists of Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Senior Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye. 

Along with these, appointments were made to Superior Courts in Alameda, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Modoc, Nevada, and Tulare counties. 

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