Veteran Jurist Samuel K. Feng elected as new Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

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Assistant Presiding Judge Samuel Okay. Feng is elected by the San Francisco Bench as the incoming Presiding Judge of the San Francisco Superior courtroom efficient January 1, 2020. The announcement was made by Presiding Judge Garrett L. Wong final October 2. 

Judge Feng who was first appointed in 2009 by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has presided in Preliminary Hearing courts which dealt with felonies and arraignments as properly as Misdemeanor and Felony Trials. Additionally, he has additionally presided over Civil circumstances. He has additionally served in quite a few judicial management roles together with serving in the Judicial Council in 2015 as appointed by California Chief Justice Tani G, Cantil-Sakauye and co-Chair of the Judicial Council Immigrations Task Force and Chair of the Courthouse Naming Subcommittee.

He was additionally a member of numerous statewide Judicial Council committees, together with the Executive and Planning Committee,Policy Coordination and Liaison Committee, Court Facilities Advisory Committee, and the Court Costs Reduction Subcommittee.

“Judge Feng has served the bench with great distinction,’’ Judge Wong said. “He is a man of boundless energy which will serve him well as the next Presiding Judge. He will be a strong steward of the court’s resources during the budget crisis.”

In addition to his lengthy checklist of expertise, he additionally holds administrative talent in managing the Master Misdemeanor Criminal calendar and the Misdemeanor Settlement Conference calendar. He additionally has expertise as an arbitrator, mediator, settlement convention panelist, and Judge Pro Tempore.

He additionally served as a civil litigator attempting and dealing with insurance coverage, unhealthy religion, private damage, employment discrimination, and actual property and contract case earlier than he was appointed to the bench 11 years in the past. 

Judge Feng graduated magna cum laude in the University of Southern California whereas he earned his J.D. from the University of California Hastings, College of Law.

“I’m assured that with the assist of our Court household of judges and employees, our courtroom will proceed its devoted service to the public,’’ Judge Feng stated. “I’m humbled by the assist of my colleagues and stay up for working with all of our companions to guarantee entry to justice for everybody who enters a courtroom in San Francisco.’’

Thomas Lake

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