California Governor Newsom Appoints Two Indian American Women as Superior Court Judges
- Sweena Pannu will serve as a judge in the Stanislaus County Superior Court, and Marsha Bipin Amin will be a judge in the San Diego County Superior Court.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed two Indian American women as superior court judges, it was announced last week. Sweena Pannu will serve as a judge in the Stanislaus County Superior Court, and Marsha Bipin Amin has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the San Diego County Superior Court. These are part of the 27 appointments and three nominations announced on May 19.
Pannu, a Democrat, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas D. Zeff. She most recently served as a deputy county counsel in the Stanislaus County Counsel’s Office. Before that, she served as a deputy public defender at the Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office. She also worked as an attorney at M.L.SARIN. She earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Aberdeen School of Law.
Amin, also a Democrat, has served as a managing attorney at the Fourth District Court of Appeal since 2018, where she was a Senior Appellate Court Attorney. She was an associate at Procopio, a corporate and litigation law firm, and also worked as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Amin earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Laura Halgren.