Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Great Local Jurist Is Gone: Justice David Sills, CA Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District

Justice David Sills, age 73, has died after numerous years of exemplary service in multiple capacities.  He was for many years the highest ranking judicial officer of Orange County as the Presiding Justice of the 4th District Court of Appeals in Santa Ana for 20 years.  I remember seeing him at various bar functions, and on "continuing education" panels of the Orange County Bar Association.  For as long as I have practiced in Orange County (since 1988) he has been a prominent member of the legal community.  His name will be remembered for many reasons, including his championing of a new Court of Appeal building in Santa Ana, and the hundreds of decisions that bear his name.  Orange County Register Story.

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