(Last Updated On: January 4, 2019)

Oakland – City of Oakland’s Colin Bowen lands judgeship.

With days left on his calendar as Governor of California, Jerry Brown made a slew of trail court judgeship appointments. Colin Bowen, long of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, landed one of them with the Alameda County Superior Court.

Governor Brown’s announcement reads as follows:

Colin T. Bowen, 55, of Oakland, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Alameda County Superior Court. Bowen has served as supervising deputy city attorney at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office since 2015. He was interim board counsel at the Oakland Citizens Police Review Board from 2014 to 2015 and a sole practitioner from 2013 to 2015. Bowen was a partner at Clay and Bowen LLP from 2007 to 2013 and a deputy public defender at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office from 1994 to 2007. He was an associate at McKenna and Cuneo from 1992 to 1994 and at Miller, Starr and Regalia from 1990 to 1992. Bowen earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He fills the vacancy created by
the retirement of Judge Roy Hashimoto. Bowen is a Democrat.

The compensation for the Alameda County Superior Court judgeship is $207,724, per Governor Brown’s press release.

Congratulations to Colin Bowen.


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