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Folsom Resident Appointed Placer County Superior Court Judge

Michael W. Jones has been chosen for the $178,789-a-year job.

Folsom resident Michael W. Jones is the Placer County Superior Court's newest judge.

He was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the position, which pays $178,789 a year.

More details from the governor's office follow:

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Michael W. Jones to a judgeship in the Placer County Superior Court.

Jones, 56, of Folsom, has served as senior partner at Hansen Kohls Jones Sommer and Jacob LLP since 2003 and was an associate attorney at Hansen Boyd Culhane and Watson LLP from 1998 to 2003. He was an attorney at Michael W. Jones Attorney at Law from 1997 to 1998 and assistant district attorney at the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1997. Jones served as deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from 1989 to 1990, associate attorney at Bonne Jones Bridges Mueller O’Keefe and Hunt in 1989 and senior criminal investigator at the California Department of Insurance Fraud Bureau from 1986 to 1989. He was senior special investigator at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from 1982 to 1986. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento. Jones fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Larry D. Gaddis. Jones is a Democrat.

The compensation for this position is $178,789.

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