First Hmong American judge in U.S. appointed in Merced County

December 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Paul C. Lo to a judgeship in the Merced County Superior Court.

Lo, 45, of Merced, has been a solo practitioner since 2003. He held multiple positions at Allen Polgar Proietti and Fagalde LLP from 1994 to 2003, including associate, partner and managing partner. Lo earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Hugh Flanagan. Lo is a Democrat. According to Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Lo is the first Hmong American judge ever appointed in the country.

The compensation for this position is $181, 292.

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