Santa Ana- The judges of the Superior Court in Orange County have elected Edward W. Hall to the position of Superior Court Commissioner, announced Chief Executive Officer Alan Slater. He is expected to begin his work with the Court in late February 2007.
Edward Hall has extensive experience in criminal defense litigation with cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder. He started his legal career in the public sector as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps, based at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. After finishing active duty, he was hired as a Deputy Public Defender with the County of Orange and has appeared in court nearly every day since then. After leaving the public sector to start a private practice, he continued handling cases referred by the Court when a conflict of interest arose with the Public Defender’s Office. Since 2002, he has also served on an as needed basis as a Juvenile Court Referee at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, presiding over juvenile dependency and delinquency matters.
Hall was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Brockport.
Commissioners serve as subordinate judicial officers with the Superior Court. The types of cases and/or hearings they may be assigned include small claims, family, juvenile, traffic, and landlord/tenant matters. The annual salary of a Commissioner is $145,901.
Court Release #001-07