SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown on July 16 announced the appointment of Corey G. Lee and Charles J. Umeda to judgeships in the San Bernardino County Superior Court.
Lee, 43, of Claremont has been deputy chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California Riverside Branch Office since 2012, where she has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 2008. She served as a deputy district attorney at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office from 2007 to 2008 and at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office from 2004 to 2007.
Lee served as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review from 2003 to 2004. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Larry W. Allen. Lee is a Democrat.
Umeda, 56, of Loma Linda has served as a deputy district attorney at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office since 1993. He was an attorney in private practice from 1991 to 1993, an associate at Bruce R. Bailey and Associates from 1990 to 1991 and a deputy district attorney at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office from 1985 to 1991.
Umeda earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Redlands.
He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Shahla S. Sabet. Umeda is a Republican.
The compensation for each of these positions is $184,610.