Herrera Lauds Appointment of Massullo to State Superior Court Judgeship

Gov. Schwarzenegger Names Deputy City Attorney A.C. Massullo to Fill Vacancy Created by Retirement of Judge James L. Warren

SAN FRANCISCO (June 20, 2006) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today lauded the appointment by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of Deputy City Attorney Anne-Christine Massullo to the San Francisco County Superior Court, where she will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James L. Warren. Massullo headed the office’s Neighborhood and Resident Safety Division since January of this year, prior to which she had served as an assistant United States attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of San Francisco from 1989 to 2006.

“I knew when I recruited Anne Christine Massullo to my office that the possibility was there that Gov. Schwarzenegger would recognize exactly what I did: that A.C. is an extraordinarily capable, well-qualified lawyer with a remarkable commitment to public service,” Herrera said. “In a sense, this is bittersweet news to us, of course, because we’re losing a dedicated and talented colleague. At the same time, we recognize what an asset she will be to a judiciary that serves us all. This is a wise choice by the governor and a well-deserved honor for A.C. I know I speak for the entire City Attorney’s Office in congratulating her on her appointment.”

“I feel doubly honored this year,” said Massullo. “First, to have served San Franciscans through my work with City Attorney Dennis Herrera, and, second, to have the opportunity to continue to serve the public in a new capacity, as a Superior Court Judge.”

In addition to her career in public service, Massullo, 47, previously served in private practice as an attorney in the law firms Jackson & Wallace from 1987 to 1989 and McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson from 1984 to 1987. Massullo earned a Juris Doctorate degree from University of Michigan Law School and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.