Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced the appointments Monday of three new San Diego County judges.
San Diego Superior Court Commissioner Nadia J. Keilani and Deputy District Attorneys Leonard Trinh and Sherry Thompson-Taylor have been appointed to serve in San Diego Superior Court to fill the vacancies left by three retiring judges, according to the governor’s office.
Keilani, 49, of San Diego, has been a San Diego Superior Court commissioner since 2019 and served as a staff attorney from 1999 to 2019. She was also previously an attorney at the San Diego County Office of the Alternate Public Defender and a sole practitioner. She fills the vacancy of retiring Judge Roger W. Krauel.
Trinh, 41, of San Diego, has been a prosecutor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 2006, and headed the DA’s Hate Crimes prosecution unit. He also served as a deputy district attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 2005. He fills the vacancy of retiring Judge Timothy M. Casserly.
Thompson-Taylor, 57, of Chula Vista, has been with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office since 1995, where she has served as a deputy district attorney, division chief, assistant chief and team leader. She was also vice president of Business and Legal Affairs at Angelic Entertainment from 1999 to 2000. She fills the vacancy of retiring Judge Margie W. Woods.
City News Service contributed to this article.