Stuart R. Pollak

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Stuart R. Pollak (born August 24, 1937) is an Associate Justice of the California First District Court of Appeal, Division Three, in San Francisco, California.


Pollak is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. 1959 with Great Honors) and Harvard Law School (LL.B. 1962 Magna Cum Laude).[1] He served as a clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren from 1962–1963 before working for the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, from 1963–1965. In 1964, he served as a staff member on the President's Commission on the Assassination of JFK, unofficially known as the Warren Commission. A year later he became an associate attorney at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Pollak, where he stayed for 17 years until his appointment to the San Francisco Superior Court. He is married and has four children.

Judicial experience[edit]

In 1982 Pollak was appointed to the California Superior Court in San Francisco. After 20 years as a trial judge, in 2002 Pollak was appointed to the California Court of Appeal in the First Appellate District by then-Governor Gray Davis. He was later retained by voters on November 5, 2002 with over 630,000 votes or 73% of the electorate. His current term expires on January 2027.


  1. ^ "Honorable Stuart Pollak". California Courts of Appeal. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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