My uncle (and godfather) John Freeland has been appointed a judge. Congratulations, Uncle John. Even the picture in the press release looks good! 🙂
For Immediate Release: Contact: Aaron McLear
Monday, July 21, 2008 Brittany Chord
Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to Stanislaus County Superior Court
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of John D. Freeland and Nan C. Jacobs to judgeships in the Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Freeland, 51, of Modesto, has been an associate and then a shareholder with Curtis & Arata since 1998. He was a sole practitioner from 1996 to 1998 and was a junior partner with Williams, Romanski, Polverari, & Skelton from 1988 to 1996. Freeland was an associate with Ericksen, Arbuthnot, Kilduff, Day & Lindstrom Incorporated from 1986 to 1988 and, from 1985 to 1986, with Roberts & Moore. He was an associate with the Law Offices of Loraine Wallace in 1985, the Law Offices of Roger Neathery from 1984 to 1985, and with Halston & Clark from 1983 to 1984. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He fills one of the new positions created by Senate Bill 56. Freeland is a Democrat.