Judge Charles R. Gill | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

Biography

The Hon. Charles R. Gill (Ret.) served as a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was originally appointed to the San Diego Municipal Court by former Governor Pete Wilson in 1997. He was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court in 1998. He retired from the bench on February 28, 2019.

Gill earned a B.S. in biology and political science from San Diego State University in 1976. He then received a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1980.

While attending law school, Gill began working for the San Diego County Planning Department. After graduation, he joined the Office of the San Diego County Counsel, where he spent most of his time representing public school districts. Then, in 1983, he was appointed Assistant City Attorney for the Office of the City Attorney of Chula Vista. During his three-year tenure there, he handled land development issues for two master-planned communities, Rancho Del Rey and Eastlake.

He then entered into private practice with Alex C. McDonald in 1986. Their firm focused on planning, land use, and environmental law.

Gill enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and skiing.

Education

J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law (1980)

B.S. from San Diego State University (1976) (Biology, Political Science)

Career

Judge at Superior Court of California in San Diego County, California (1998 to 2019)

Judge at Municipal Court of California in San Diego County, California (1997 to 1998)

Attorney at Private Practice (1986 to 1997)

Assistant City Attorney at Office of the City Attorney of Chula Vista in San Diego County, California (1983 to 1986)

Attorney at Office of County Counsel in San Diego County, California (1980 to 1983)

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