47th Annual Judges Night Gala

The Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association presented its 47th Annual Judges Night Gala on Thursday January 18, 2018. Over 50 local judges and justices attended, including California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carol Corrigan and speaker Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Honorees included:

  • Honorable Brad Seligman, Alameda County, 2017 Trial Judge of the Year
  • Honorable Christopher Bowen, Contra Costa County, 2017 Trial Judge of the Year
  • Honorable Lois Haight, Contra Costa County, Outstanding Public Service

As he accepted his award, Judge Bowen spoke about his years as a trial attorney in the Contra Costa Public Defenders office as well as his most recent rotation in family law, closing his tenure there as family law presiding judge. Judge Bowen has been a public servant his entire career and is active in the West Contra Costa county community.  Judge Bowen (Department 40) is now overseeing a criminal calendar in Martinez.

  • Barry Bostick, Stan Casper, Hon. Stephen Kaus, Andy Schwartz
  • Stan Casper, William Whiting, Michael Meadows, Susan Meadows
  • Susan Reyes, Hon. Benjamin Reyes, and guest
  • Scott Lantry, Brandi Lantry, Courtney O'Hagan, Laura Ramsey
  • Front row: Gee Pothen, Aniamma Pothen, Rhonda Hing, Susan Reyes, and Hon. Benjamin Reyes.
  • Nick Casper, Hon. Barry Baskin, Susi Lin
  • Lew Van Blois, Hon. Jill Fannin, unknown
  • Laura Ramsey of Whiting Fallon Ross & Abel, LLP with Hon. Christopher Bowen. Judge Bowen was recognized as the Contra Costa County Trial Judge of the Year,
  • Hon. Lois Haight and William Gagen
  • Judge Lois Haight was honored for her career of dedicated service to our community and our youth.
  • Hon. Christopher Bowen and Carol M. Bowen
  • Hon. Christopher Bowen and Carol M. Bowen
  • Hon. Christopher Bowen
  • Hon. Thomas Reardon, Justice Carol Corrigan, Thomas Haley
  • Cassie Springer Ayani, Dawn Cezler and Bonnie Johnson
  • Dean Erwin Chermerinski
  • Dean Erwin Chermerinski
  • Dean Erwin Chermerinski

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