Federal Prosecutor Wins SF Judgeship

A federal prosecutor in Northern California has been tapped for a spot on the San Francisco Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracie Brown, 42, will replace Judge Kevin McCarthy.

Brown was one of three lawyers picked for the San Francisco bench by Brown on Tuesday.  She has been a federal prosecutor for 10 years and is a former clerk to 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge M. Margaret McKeown.

In addition to Brown, the governor appointed Rochelle East, the Chief Deputy Attorney General for AG Kamala Harris, and Harry Dorman, an assistant district attorney in San Francisco in the DA’s homicide unit.

In total, the governor named 13 judicial appointments throughout the state.