The Honorable Joy Wiesenfeld Markman

Orange County Superior Court, Department H03

Biography

The Hon. Joy Wiesenfeld Markman is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed to the Municipal Court of Orange County by former governor Pete Wilson on May 25, 1993. Markman was elevated to the Superior Court of Orange County on July 14, 1997, after the majority of judges in the county voted to convert Municipal Courts to Superior Courts.

Markman earned a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. She then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1975.

Markman began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Robert I. Weil in 1975. She then joined the Office of the District Attorney for Los Angeles County, serving as a deputy district attorney from 1976 to 1979. She spent the next five years working as a senior staff attorney for the Second District Court of Appeal. In 1988 she briefly served as a general attorney for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., returning to California in 1989 to serve as a deputy district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney of Orange County. She held this position until her appointment to the Municipal Court of Orange County in 1993.

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