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Smart Voter Full Biography for Brad R. Hill

Candidate for
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 5

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Brad R. Hill



University of California, Hastings College of the Law J. D. Degree, 1983 Moot Court Board of Directors Moot Court National Team Instructor, Moot Court Program


California State University, Fresno

Master of Business Administration Degree, 1979 Outstanding Young Men of America Award, 1979 Dean's Award (Master's Program, School of Business), 1979


California State University, Fresno Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, 1977 magna cum laude CSUF Outstanding Senior Award (Alumni Association), 1978


2006 - present Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District Appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2006 by Governor Schwarzenegger.

1991 - 2006 Fresno County Superior Court Appointed to the Superior Court in 1998 by Governor Wilson; Appointed to the Municipal Court in 1991 by Governor Deukmejian; Superior Court Presiding Judge (2003-2004); Assistant Presiding Judge (2000-2002); Executive Committee (1998-2006).

1983 - 1991 McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth Partner in this law firm specializing in civil litigation.


Judicial Council of California (2000-2003) Appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to serve as one of ten trial court judges on the California Judicial Council, the governing body for all trial and appellate courts in California.

Litigation Committee (2001-2003); Chairperson, (2002-2003) Policy Committee (2000-2003) Workflow Assessment Committee (1999-2000) Court Profiles Committee (1997-1999); Chairperson, (1999) Day on the Bench Steering Committee, Central California Coordinator (2000-present) Bench-Bar Coalition (2002-present) Presiding Judges' Executive Committee (2003-2004) Trial Court Executive Management Budget Working Group (2003-2004) Working Group on Court Security (2004-present) Court-County Working Group (2005-2006)

California Facilities Transitional Task Force, Chairperson (2004-2007) 3-year term Appointed by Chief Justice Ronald George to serve as chair of this task force which will assist with the development of strategies for the transfer of over 400 court facilities from county to state control, as well as designing long-term plans for the construction of over 200 new court facilities.

California Judicial Education Program

Mentor Judge Program, Central California Coordinator (2000-2005) California Judicial College Faculty (1993; 2004) CJER Civil Trial Faculty (2000) Presiding Judges Orientation Faculty (2003 & 2005) Presiding Judge/Court Executive Officer Education Committee (2004-2007) Satellite Broadcast Committee, Chairperson, (2005-2007)

Fresno County Court Facilities Foundation Board of Directors (1997-present)

California Judges Association (1991-present); Board of Directors, (2004-2006); Vice President (2005-2006) Compensation and Benefits Oversight Committee Chairperson (1997-1998)

Hastings College of Law Alumni Board of Governors (1991-2005); Treasurer (1997-1998), Secretary (1998-2002), President-elect (2002-2003), President (2003-2004)

Fresno County Law Library Board of Directors (1991-1997); President (1995-1997)

Bench, Bar, Media Committee, Fresno County Bar Association, Chairman (1995)

Fresno Philharmonic Board of Directors (1986-1991)

California Law Revision Commission (1990-1991)

Rotary Club of Fresno (1983-present); Board of Directors (1985-1986)

Fresno County Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors (1985-1989);

President (1988)


Bernard E. Witkin Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Fresno County Bar Association in 2006.

Bench-Bar-Coalition Award presented by the California State Bar in 2005 " recognition of Judge Hill's outstanding contributions to the Judicial Branch in California."

Hastings Law School Alumnus of the Year Award; Fresno Chapter, 2005

Central California Legal Services Award in 2004 "honoring Judge Hill's commitment to providing access to the courts to the poor and disadvantaged."

Fresno County Young Lawyers "Blaine Pettitt Mentor Award," 1995

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