Stephen Kaus

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Stephen Kaus
Superior Court Justice of Alameda County, California
Assumed office
November 21, 2012
Appointed by Jerry Brown
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Political party Democratic[1]
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley

Stephen Kaus is a judge in the Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, California, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, effective December 2012. Previous to his appointment Kaus was a partner practicing civil litigation attorney at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP in San Francisco, California and an occasional blog commentator on The Huffington Post. He is also the brother of journalist Mickey Kaus.

Education[edit]

Kaus received his B.A. degree in political science, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1970. He also studied politics for a year at the University of Sussex. He received his J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1973.

Career[edit]

Kaus began his law career as a deputy public defender for Contra Costa County California from 1974 to 1980. He then moved to work as a partner at Kaus Kerr and Wagstaffe from 1982 to 1990, before starting a solo practice until 1993. He then served as a lawyer at Cooper White and Cooper LLP, making partner in 1995.[1]

Kaus was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in 2012 after a county commissioner's spot was converted.[2] He then ran unopposed on a 2014 ballot, with his current term set to expire in 2021.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GOVERNOR BROWN APPOINTS THREE TO ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT". Office of the Governor of California. Government of California. November 21, 2012. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Neumann, Alyssa (November 29, 2012). "Berkeley resident and campus alumnus appointed to be Superior Court judge". The Daily Californian. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Candidate Services Reports". Alameda County Office. US Gov. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 

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