Former Justices

Featured: Milestones in Judicial History

Norton Parker Chipman

Presiding Justice, 1905 - 1921

Norton Parker Chipman - 3rd District

Appointed by Governor Pardee to serve as presiding justice of the newly created appellate court, a position he held until his retirement May 2, 1921.

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Annette Abbott Adams

Presiding Justice, 1942 - 1952

Justice Annette Abbott Adams

The first woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney, the first woman appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney General, and the first woman to serve as an appellate court justice in California.

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Robert K. Puglia

Presiding Justice, 1974 - 1998

Justice Robert K. Puglia

During his 24 year tenure on the appellate bench Puglia authored over 4000 opinions.

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