Sweena Pannu and Marsha Bipin Amin to serve as Superior Court judges in Stanislaus and San Diego counties
California Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated two Indian Americans as Superior Court judges. While Sweena Pannu will serve as a Judge in the Stanislaus County Superior Court, Marsha Bipin Amin will serve as a Judge in the San Diego County Superior Court.
Their nominations were announced by the Governor’s office in Sacramento on May 19 with a slate of three Court of Appeal Justices and 27 Superior Court Judges.
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Stanislaus County Superior Court
Pannu of Stanislaus County has served as a Deputy County Counsel in the Stanislaus County Counsel’s Office since 2020. She served as a Deputy Public Defender at the Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office from 2006 to 2020.
Pannu, a Democrat, was an Attorney at M.L.SARIN from 1996 to 2004. Pannu earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Aberdeen School of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas D. Zeff.
San Diego County Superior Court
Marsha Bipin Amin of San Diego County, also a Democrat, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the San Diego County Superior Court.
Amin has served as a Managing Attorney at the Fourth District Court of Appeal since 2018 and was a Senior Appellate Court Attorney there from 2011 to 2018.
She was an Associate at Procopio from 2006 to 2010 and served as a Law Clerk at the US District Court, Southern District of California from 2005 to 2006.
Amin earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Laura Halgren.