Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of John G. Evans, Jorge C. Hernandez and L. Jackson Lucky IV to a judgeship in the Riverside County Superior Court.
Evans, 54, of Riverside, has worked as a sole practitioner since 2004 and from 1996 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he was a partner with the Law Offices of Evans & Plott LLP and, from 1985 to 1996, Evans worked for MacLachlan, Burford & Arias as an associate and partner. He was an associate with Furness, Flory & Middlebrook from 1981 to 1985 and held the same position with Harding & Miller from 1979 to 1981. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from CitrusBelt Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Lawrence W. Fry. Evans is a Republican.
Hernandez, 45, of Riverside, has worked as a sole practitioner since 1994 and as a conflicts panel lawyer for Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2002. Previously, he was a conflicts panel lawyer with the Criminal Defense Panel from 1994 to 2002. From 1989 to 1994, Hernandez was a deputy public defender with the Riverside Public Defenders Office. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Riverside. Hernandez fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge H. Morgan Dougherty. Hernandez is a Democrat.
Lucky, 39, of Riverside, has been a deputy district attorney with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office since 1994. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from DePaul University. Lucky fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Dallas S. Holmes. Lucky is a Republican.
The compensation for each position is $178,789.
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