Jose Castillo '06 Confirmed to California Fourth District Court of Appeal

On April 7, Jose Castillo '06 was confirmed and sworn in as an Associate Justice of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Governor Newsom nominated Castillo who was a Superior Court Judge in San Diego assigned family law since 2020. Chief Justice of California Patricia Guerrero chaired the Commission on Judicial Appointments that included Attorney General Rob Bonta and Presiding Justice Manuel Ramirez. The Commission unanimously confirmed Castillo. 

Dean Kevin R. Johnson was a witness called on Castillo's behalf to speak during the confirmation. The other witness was U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California.