The Honorable Michael M. Anello

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Department 3D

Biography

The Hon. Michael M. Anello is a District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He was nominated by President George W. Bush in April 2008 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in September 2008. He filled the seat vacated by the Hon. Napoleon A. Jones, Jr. Judge Anello assumed senior status in October 2018.

Judge Anello received his B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1965. He went on to earn his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1968.

After graduating from law school, Anello joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in active duty during the Vietnam War. While in the Marines, Anello served as a military prosecutor, defense counsel, and judge. He completed his active military service in 1972, having reached the rank of captain. He remained in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve until 1990.

Anello began his legal career as a deputy city attorney with the San Diego City Attorney's Office in 1972.

A year later, Anello entered into private practice. He first worked as an associate at the erstwhile Todd, Toothaker, and Wingert before ultimately becoming a named partner at Wingert, Grebing, Anello, and Brubaker. During his time in private practice, Anello specialized in criminal and civil litigation, as well as appellate law. He remained with the firm until receiving a call to the state bench in 1998.

It was at that time that former Governor Pete Wilson appointed Anello to serve as a judge for the San Diego County Superior Court. Judge Anello held that position for ten years and would be elected to serve multiple terms as a member of the Superior Court's Executive Committee.

Some of his memberships have included the San Diego County Barristers Club, the American Bar Association, the San Diego Defense Lawyers, the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Judge Anello was born in Miami, Florida.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Michael M. Anello

  • COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SERV. V. QWEST CORP.

    Feb 20, 2018 | 

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. QWEST CORPORATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Anna J. Brown, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and...

  • UNITED STATES V. CYRUS SULLIVAN

    Nov 9, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CYRUS ANDREW SULLIVAN, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Marco A. Hernandez, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ...

  • UNITED STATES V. CYRUS SULLIVAN

    Nov 9, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CYRUS ANDREW SULLIVAN, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Marco A. Hernandez, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ...

  • UNITED STATES V. ROGER POLLOCK

    Oct 27, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ROGER M. POLLOCK, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Anna J. Brown, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANELLO,** ...

  • UNITED STATES V. DANNY HENDERSON, JR.

    Oct 26, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DANNY RAY HENDERSON, Jr., Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANEL...

  • UNITED STATES V. MARK GILL

    Oct 20, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARK DOUGLAS GILL, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Robert E. Jones, District Judge, Presiding Submitted October 6, 2017** Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANELLO,*** Distr...

  • DARYL KOLLMAN V. NAT'L UNION FIRE INS. CO.

    Oct 19, 2017 | 

    DARYL J. KOLLMAN and HELEN R. FRAZER, Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Donald Hateley, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, a foreign corporation, Defendant-Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Owen M. P...

  • CHARDE EVANS V. WAL-MART STORES, INC.

    Aug 15, 2016 | 

    CHARDE EVANS, on behalf of herself, and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. WAL-MART STORES, INC., Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada James C. Mahan, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, Ca...

  • RANDEE VENSOR V. TONYA SCHELL

    Aug 11, 2016 | 

    RANDEE R. VENSOR, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. TONYA SCHELL; et al., Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Steven Paul Logan, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, California Before: SILVERMAN and NGUYEN, Circuit J...

  • NATHAN MANUELITO V. UNITED STATES

    Aug 9, 2016 | 

    NATHAN BROOKS MANUELITO, Petitioner - Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Paul G. Rosenblatt, Senior District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, California Before: NGUYEN and N...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Michael M. Anello

  • COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SERV. V. QWEST CORP.

    Feb 20, 2018 | 

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. QWEST CORPORATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Anna J. Brown, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and...

  • UNITED STATES V. CYRUS SULLIVAN

    Nov 9, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CYRUS ANDREW SULLIVAN, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Marco A. Hernandez, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ...

  • UNITED STATES V. CYRUS SULLIVAN

    Nov 9, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CYRUS ANDREW SULLIVAN, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Marco A. Hernandez, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ...

  • UNITED STATES V. ROGER POLLOCK

    Oct 27, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ROGER M. POLLOCK, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Anna J. Brown, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANELLO,** ...

  • UNITED STATES V. DANNY HENDERSON, JR.

    Oct 26, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DANNY RAY HENDERSON, Jr., Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Idaho B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted October 6, 2017 Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANEL...

  • UNITED STATES V. MARK GILL

    Oct 20, 2017 | 

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARK DOUGLAS GILL, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Robert E. Jones, District Judge, Presiding Submitted October 6, 2017** Portland, Oregon Before: PAEZ and BEA, Circuit Judges, and ANELLO,*** Distr...

  • DARYL KOLLMAN V. NAT'L UNION FIRE INS. CO.

    Oct 19, 2017 | 

    DARYL J. KOLLMAN and HELEN R. FRAZER, Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Donald Hateley, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, a foreign corporation, Defendant-Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon Owen M. P...

  • CHARDE EVANS V. WAL-MART STORES, INC.

    Aug 15, 2016 | 

    CHARDE EVANS, on behalf of herself, and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. WAL-MART STORES, INC., Defendant - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada James C. Mahan, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, Ca...

  • RANDEE VENSOR V. TONYA SCHELL

    Aug 11, 2016 | 

    RANDEE R. VENSOR, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. TONYA SCHELL; et al., Defendants - Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Steven Paul Logan, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, California Before: SILVERMAN and NGUYEN, Circuit J...

  • NATHAN MANUELITO V. UNITED STATES

    Aug 9, 2016 | 

    NATHAN BROOKS MANUELITO, Petitioner - Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent - Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Paul G. Rosenblatt, Senior District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 8, 2016 San Francisco, California Before: NGUYEN and N...

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