Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday appointed 33 new superior court judges and elevated two judges to appellate positions, our professor being one of them.
Jill H. Talley, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court. Talley has served as chief counsel at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since 2014. She has been an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento since 2012. Talley served in several positions at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2002 to 2014, including supervising deputy attorney general and deputy attorney general. She was an associate at Loeb and Loeb LLP from 1999 to 2002 and a partner at Feldman and Talley LLP from 1997 to 1999. Talley was an associate at Feldman and Shaffery from 1996 to 1997 and at Hornberger and Criswell from 1995 to 1996. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert C. Hight. Talley is a Democrat.