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Gov. Brown appoints 4 to SD Superior Court

Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed prosecutors Enrique Camarena and Daniel Link and public defenders Matthew Braner and Selena Epley to San Diego County Superior Court judgeships.

Camarena, of Chula Vista, has served as a deputy district attorney at the San Diego County district attorney’s office since 1999. He earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.

He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John S. Einhorn.

Link, of San Diego, has served as a deputy district attorney at the San Diego County district attorney’s office since 2001, where he was a law clerk from 2000 to 2001. He was president of the San Diego County Bar Association in 2011. He earned a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Link fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard E. Mills.

Braner, of San Diego, has served as supervisor at the San Diego County primary public defender’s office, writs and appeals unit, since 2009, where he has served as a deputy public defender since 1998. He also served as a felony trial deputy at the San Diego County public defender’s office from 1992 to 1998, where he was a misdemeanor and felony trial deputy from 1989 to 1992.

He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard G. Cline.

Epley, of Chula Vista, has served as assistant supervising attorney for a central felony team at the San Diego County primary public defender’s office since 2012. She has served as deputy public defender and training director at the South Bay Branch Office. Epley earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.

She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge William H. McAdam.

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