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News Posted on January 3, 2012

John Vineyard '89, Donald Segerstrom '80 Appointed to Superior Court Judgeships

Two King Hall alumni, John W. Vineyard '89 and Donald I. Segerstrom, Jr. '80, have been appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to Superior Court judgeships.

Vineyard has been appointed to join the bench at Riverside County Superior Court, where he has served as a commissioner since 2008. Previously, he was a sole practitioner from 2005 to 2008 and senior counsel for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP from 1998 to 2005. Prior to that, Vineyard was a partner at Burke Williams and Sorenson LLP in 1998, and an attorney at Thomas Mort Prosser and Knudsen LLP from 1989 to 1998, becoming a partner in 1994.

Segerstrom was appointed to a judgeship in the Tuolumne County Superior Court. He has served as district attorney for Tuolumne County since 2001. Previously, he was a sole civil and criminal defense practitioner from 1989 to 2001. He also served as a deputy district attorney for the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office from 1985 to 1988, and was a research attorney for the Third District Court of Appeal from 1981 to 1985.