The Honorable Roy O. Chernus

Marin County Superior Court, Department Courtroom C

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Biography

The Hon. Roy O. Churnus is a judge for the Marin County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2010.

Judge Churnus received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University. He went on to earn his J.D. from the New York Law School.

Prior to his election to the bench, Churnus had served as a court commissioner for the Marin County Superior Court since 2005.

In 2016, Judge Churnus donated his kidney, as part of a daisy chain of donors and recipients, to the wife of retired Marin County Superior Court judge, the Hon. Michael Dufficy (Ret.). Penny Dufficy received a kidney from a donor in Maryland, and Judge Churnus' kidney went to a recipient in Colorado. The daisy chain that resulted in her organ donation consisted of 32 people across the country.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Roy O. Chernus

  • COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN AND NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Dec 5, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: WRIT 7 OF MANDATE [PETR] COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN RULING Introduction On February 21, 201‘) this court issued ajudgment and peremptory writ ofmandate finding that some parts ofthe FEIR did not adequately discuss lighting and cumulative impacts, the reduced -lighting alternative, an...

  • COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN AND NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Nov 14, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: WRIT 7 OF MANDATE [PETR] COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN RULING This matter is continued to December 5, 201‘) at 1:30 pm in Department C in order that the court may complete its review ofthe Administrative Record that has been submitted. A Tentative Ruling will be issued on December 4) 2...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN, ET AL

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: MOTION TO COMPEL — JUDGMENT DEBTORS TO RESPOND TO JUDGMENT CREDITOR INTERROGATORIES [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULlNG Good cause appearing, Defendant and Judgment Creditor Philip Sheridan’s unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Judgment Debtors to Respond to Judgment Creditors Interroga...

  • SHARON A. MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: NOTICE OF MOTION 7 MOTION TO CORRECT CLERICAL ERROR IN RESTRAINING ORDER AFTER HEARING [RESP] ELIZABETH GARFIELD RULING Good cause appearing, Respondent’s Motion to Correct Clerical Error in Restraining Order After Hearing is denied. While the court remains of the opinion that the pr...

  • SHARON AL MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Sep 20, 2019 |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS [PETR] SHARON A. MANUEL RULING Good cause appearing, Petitioner’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees is granted in the amount of $12,500t00t While the lodestar amount, that is the hourly rates that were charged to Petitioner, are reasonable, the total amount ...

  • SHARON A. MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Sep 13, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS [PETR] SHARON A. MANUEL RULING Matter continued one week to September 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C. Parties must comply with Marin County Superior Court Local Rules, Rule 1.10(B) to contest the tentative decision. In the event that no party requests o...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN: ET AL

    Aug 9, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: NOTICE OF MOTION 7 AND MOTION FOR ORDER REQUIRING AND FIXING AMOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY UNDERTAKING TO STAY ENFORCEMENT ON APPEAL [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULING Good cause appearing, Defendant Sheridan’s unopposed Motion for Order Requiring and Fixing Amount of Discretionary Undertaking...

  • NAOMI WEINLESS VS. MELANI ROSS, ET AL

    May 16, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: 1) NOTICE OF MOTION — TO ENFORCE THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [DEFT] OLEN FAYE [DEFT] MELANI ROSS 2) NOTICE OF MOTION — TO APPOlNT RECEIVER AND FOR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF [PLTF] NAOMI WEINLESS 3) NOTICE OF MOTION — FOR JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO SETTLEMENT; ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS; AND OTHER E...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN, ET AL

    May 16, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: MOTION — FOR AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULING Plaintiffs’ Objections to Defendant Sheridan’s Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs are overruled. The gravamen of the first objection is that this motion is untimely. As judgment has not yet been ...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Roy O. Chernus

  • COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN AND NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Dec 5, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: WRIT 7 OF MANDATE [PETR] COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN RULING Introduction On February 21, 201‘) this court issued ajudgment and peremptory writ ofmandate finding that some parts ofthe FEIR did not adequately discuss lighting and cumulative impacts, the reduced -lighting alternative, an...

  • COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN AND NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Nov 14, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: WRIT 7 OF MANDATE [PETR] COALITION TO SAVE SAN MARIN RULING This matter is continued to December 5, 201‘) at 1:30 pm in Department C in order that the court may complete its review ofthe Administrative Record that has been submitted. A Tentative Ruling will be issued on December 4) 2...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN, ET AL

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: MOTION TO COMPEL — JUDGMENT DEBTORS TO RESPOND TO JUDGMENT CREDITOR INTERROGATORIES [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULlNG Good cause appearing, Defendant and Judgment Creditor Philip Sheridan’s unopposed Motion for Order Compelling Judgment Debtors to Respond to Judgment Creditors Interroga...

  • SHARON A. MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Oct 8, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: NOTICE OF MOTION 7 MOTION TO CORRECT CLERICAL ERROR IN RESTRAINING ORDER AFTER HEARING [RESP] ELIZABETH GARFIELD RULING Good cause appearing, Respondent’s Motion to Correct Clerical Error in Restraining Order After Hearing is denied. While the court remains of the opinion that the pr...

  • SHARON AL MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Sep 20, 2019 |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS [PETR] SHARON A. MANUEL RULING Good cause appearing, Petitioner’s Motion for Award of Attorney’s Fees is granted in the amount of $12,500t00t While the lodestar amount, that is the hourly rates that were charged to Petitioner, are reasonable, the total amount ...

  • SHARON A. MANUEL AND ELIZABETH GARFIELD

    Sep 13, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS [PETR] SHARON A. MANUEL RULING Matter continued one week to September 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Department C. Parties must comply with Marin County Superior Court Local Rules, Rule 1.10(B) to contest the tentative decision. In the event that no party requests o...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN: ET AL

    Aug 9, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: NOTICE OF MOTION 7 AND MOTION FOR ORDER REQUIRING AND FIXING AMOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY UNDERTAKING TO STAY ENFORCEMENT ON APPEAL [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULING Good cause appearing, Defendant Sheridan’s unopposed Motion for Order Requiring and Fixing Amount of Discretionary Undertaking...

  • NAOMI WEINLESS VS. MELANI ROSS, ET AL

    May 16, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: 1) NOTICE OF MOTION — TO ENFORCE THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [DEFT] OLEN FAYE [DEFT] MELANI ROSS 2) NOTICE OF MOTION — TO APPOlNT RECEIVER AND FOR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF [PLTF] NAOMI WEINLESS 3) NOTICE OF MOTION — FOR JUDGMENT PURSUANT TO SETTLEMENT; ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS; AND OTHER E...

  • JUSTIN FONG, M.D., ET AL VS. PHILLIP SHERIDAN, ET AL

    May 16, 2019 |  Judge Roy O. Chernus |  Marin County, CA

    NATURE OF PROCEEDINGS: MOTION — FOR AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS [DEFT] PHILLIP SHERIDAN RULING Plaintiffs’ Objections to Defendant Sheridan’s Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs are overruled. The gravamen of the first objection is that this motion is untimely. As judgment has not yet been ...

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