University of La Verne College of Law Alumni Appointed to Superior Court Bench
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed two University of La Verne College of Law alumni to be Superior Court judges.
Candice A. Garcia-Rodrigo is the first Latina ever appointed to the San Bernardino County Superior Court. She is a three-time University of La Verne alumna, having earned a law degree in 2006, the master of public administration degree in 2008, and the master of science in leadership and management degree in 2009. She was an adjunct professor in the University of La Verne College of Law from 2018-2020.
Warren Masami Kato has been appointed to serve as a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He had served in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office as a deputy district attorney since 1999. He earned his JD from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1998.
“We are so proud of these alumni,” said Kevin S. Marshall, the Frank Lizarraga Endowed Dean of the College of Law. “They join fellow University of La Verne alumni who have served and continue to serve as commissioners and judges in the Southern California region and beyond.”