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California State Court of AppealsCandidate for Justice, District 3

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Louis Mauro

Associate Justice
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Interpret and apply the law with fairness, integrity, clarity and restraint.
  • Improve public access to the courts by reducing delay and expanding options for online communication.
  • Continue community outreach and civics education.



University of California at Davis Juris Doctor, Law (1987)
University of California at Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts with High Honors, Political Science (1983)



            Louis Mauro took the oath as Associate Justice on August 25, 2010, and he was retained by the voters in the November 2014 general election.  He previously served as a judge of the Sacramento County Superior Court.


            Raised in San Luis Obispo, California, Justice Mauro received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of California at Davis.


            Following law school, Justice Mauro served in a clerkship with Justice Edward Panelli at the California Supreme Court, working as a staff attorney for the court.  He then worked in private practice with the law firms Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Boutin Gibson before joining the California Department of Justice.  He was eventually appointed Senior Assistant Attorney General, the statewide head of the Government Section at the Attorney General’s Office, where he was counsel to the State’s constitutional officers and the California courts.  In 2006 he was appointed Chief Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary in the Governor’s Office, serving as a lawyer for the Governor and as a member of the Governor’s Senior Staff.


            Justice Mauro is regularly invited to speak on topics such as government, law and court technology, and his public service also includes participation on judicial branch committees.  He chairs the Appellate Advisory Committee, the Joint Appellate Technology Subcommittee, and the Third District’s Technology Committee, and he serves as vice-chair of the Information Technology Advisory Committee.  He is a member of the Appellate Court Security Committee and the Third District’s Mediation Committee.  In addition, Justice Mauro serves on the Executive Committee of the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, working to promote ethics, civility and professionalism in the legal profession.


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (8)

  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Sacramento
  • SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association
  • Greater Sacramento Area Muslim Bar Association
  • Cruz Reynoso Bar Association
  • Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
  • Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association

Elected Officials (18)

  • Francis Barclay, Presiding Judge, Modoc County Superior Court
  • Charles Ervin, Presiding Judge, Sierra County Superior Court
  • Scott Thomsen, Presiding Judge, Nevada County Superior Court
  • William Davis, Presiding Judge, Siskiyou County Superior Court
  • Todd Bottke, Presiding Judge, Tehama County Superior Court
  • Thomas Kolpacoff, Presiding Judge, Alpine County Superior Court
  • Michael Ramsey, District Attorney, Butte County
  • Mark Magit, Presiding Judge, Mono County Superior Court
  • Janet Hilde, Presiding Judge, Plumas County Superior Court
  • Donald Cole Byrd, Presiding Judge, Glenn County Superior Court
  • David Hollister, District Attorney, Plumas County
  • David De Alba, Presiding Judge, Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Anne Marie Schubert, District Attorney, Sacramento County
  • Linda Lofthus, Presiding Judge, San Joaquin County Superior Court
  • Janet Gaard, Presiding Judge, Yolo County Superior Court
  • Scott Jones, Sheriff, Sacramento County
  • Alan Pineschi, Presiding Judge, Placer County Superior Court
  • Suzanne Kingsbury, Presiding Judge, El Dorado County Superior Court

Individuals (6)

  • Kevin Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law
  • Jerry Chong, Cofounder, Unity Bar Association of Sacramento
  • Dr. Sonney Chong, Chair, Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership (CAPITAL)
  • Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • James Schiavenza, Dean, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • Fern Laethem, former State Public Defender and former Executive Director, Sacramento County Conflict Criminal Defenders

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