On February 27, 2018, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced the appointment of 25 California Superior Court Judges, including one in Contra Costa County: Leonard E. Marquez. On April 5, 2018, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Jill Fannin administered the oath to Judge Leonard Marquez. Immediately, our newest Judge began his assignment in Department 34 in the Pittsburg Courthouse. Judge Marquez is the second new judge in 2018.
Judge Marquez was an extremely active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and was Section Leader of the Litigation Section. In true CCCBA spirit, Judge Marquez was happy to share some of his background and advice for the May 2018 edition of my President’s Message in the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: An Interview With Our Newest Judge, Hon. Leonard Marquez.