The Honorable Julie A. Palafox

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The Hon. Julie A. Palafox is a judge of the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on July 23, 2015, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Wendy S. Lindley.

Palafox attended the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She completed her J.D. at the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983.

Palafox began her career as an associate at Gould and Sayre in 1983. One year later, she started work as an associate at Alevizon, Smith and Lawrence. Between 1990 and 1998, Palafox worked as a partner at Alevizon, Smith, Susson and Palafox. She spent the next two years working as a partner at Alevizon, Edwards and Palafox. Then, from 2000 to 2015, she worked as an attorney in her own private practice.

Palafox was living in Trabuco Canyon at the time of her appointment to the Superior Court of Orange County.

She is registered to vote without party preference.

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