Governor Appoints 21 Superior Court Judges; One in Humboldt and One in Trinity Counties
Press release from Governor Jerry Brown’s Office:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of 21 California superior court judges, which include: Two in Alameda County; one in Humboldt County; one in Inyo County; one in Kern County; 10 in Los Angeles County; one in Riverside County; one in San Bernardino County; one in San Diego County; one in Solano County; one in Trinity County; and one in Tulare County.
[Here are the two appointed in Humboldt and Trinity.]
Humboldt County Superior Court
Timothy A. Canning, 59, of Arcata, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Humboldt County Superior Court. Canning has served as a commissioner at the Humboldt County Superior Court since 2017, where he was a research attorney from 2016 to 2017. He was a sole practitioner from 1999 to 2015 and an associate at the Sapiro Law Firm from 1990 to 1999. Canning earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John T. Feeney. Canning is a Democrat.Trinity County Superior Court
Eric L. Heryford, 54, of Weaverville, has been appointed to a judgeship in the Trinity County Superior Court. Heryford has served as district attorney of Trinity County since 2014. He served as a deputy district attorney in the Trinity County District Attorney’s Office from 2006 to 2014 and from 1996 to 2002. Heryford was an environmental circuit prosecutor at the California District Attorneys Association from 2002 to 2006 and a sole practitioner from 1994 to 1996. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Elizabeth W. Johnson. Heryford is a Democrat.