The Hon. Stephen Gizzi is a judge for the Solano County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench in 2018 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Harry Kinnicutt (Ret.).
He is a registered Democrat.
Judge Gizzi graduated with his B.A. in psychology and business from Saint Mary's College in 1980. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2002.
Early in his career, Gizzi was elected to serve as Vice Mayor and City Councilman for the City of Benicia in California, where he served from 1996 to 2002.
During that time, Gizzi also worked as a mediator for Suitable Solutions from 1993 to 2002, where he specialized in commercial and civil cases with an emphasis on commercial, partnership, real estate, contract, and probate matters.
In 2006, Gizzi became a managing partner at the Law Office of Gizzi Reep Foley where he specialized in estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, as well as business and commercial law. He remained with the firm until being elected to the Superior Court in 2018.
Gizzi also served as a judge pro tem for the Solano County Superior Court and taught civil mediation, advanced mediation, and probate essentials as an adjunct professor at The National Judicial College.
While on the bench, Judge Gizzi has been assigned to the Family Law Court and the Adoptions Court at the Solano Hall of Justice.
Gizzi served on the City of Concord Redevelopment Advisory Commission, the Benicia Economic Development Board, the City of Benicia Planning Commission and the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee.
His memberships have included the Solano County and Contra Costa County Bar Associations.
Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Costs TENTATIVE RULING The prevailing party in an action brought for a restraining order prohibiting harassment “may be awarded court costs and attorney’s fees, if any.” (Code Civ. Proc. § 527.6(s)1.) A plaintiff can be deemed a prevailing party if he or she “gets most or all...
Motion by Respondent JASON PETERSON for Attorney Fees and Costs TENTATIVE RULING a. Discussion C.C.P. §527.6(s) authorizes the court, in its discretion, to award costs and attorney fees to the prevailing party on a civil harassment petition: The prevailing party in an action brought under this section may ...
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