Judicial Profile - Justice Richard Sims

California Court of Appeal

Third Appellate District

Legal Experience

Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District 1982-present

Appointed by Jerry Brown

Judge, Placer County Superior Court, 1980-1982

Appointed by Jerry Brown

Attorney Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, 1973-1980

General Counsel, San Francisco Sheriff’s Department 1972-1973

Assistant Executive Director San Francisco Committee on Crime, 1970-1972

VISTA Volunteer, 1968-1970


J.D., 1968, Harvard Law School (president of class)
B.A. cum laude (English literature), 1965, Amherst College


Born December 3, 1943 in Oakland, California


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