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The Honorable Daniel J. Calabretta

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 130 (website)

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 130 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (916) 875-2530

Biography

The Hon. Daniel J. Calabretta is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench on November 29, 2018, by former governor Jerry Brown. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Cheryl Chun Meegan (Ret.).

He is a registered Democrat.

Judge Calabretta graduated with honors with his B.A. from Princeton University in 2000. He went on to earn his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003.

After graduating from law school, Calabretta became a clerk for the Hon. William Fletcher with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 2004, he would also serve a year-long clerkship for the Hon. John Paul Stevens with the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

After completing his clerkships, Calabretta became an associate with the law firm Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP in Los Angeles, where he would practice until 2008.

In that same year, he joined the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General, where he served as a deputy attorney general for five years.

Then, in 2013, Calabretta joined the Office of the Governor, where he served as the deputy legal affairs secretary to then-governor Brown. He would hold that position until the governor's term was up in 2019.

While on the bench, Judge Calabretta has presided over the Dependency Department.

Education

J.D. from University of Chicago Law School (2003)

B.A. from Princeton University (2000)

Career

Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary at Office of the Governor in Sacramento County, California (2013 to 2019)

Deputy Attorney General at California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General (2008 to 2013)

Associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP in Los Angeles County, California (2005 to 2008)

Clerk at Hon. John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (2004 to 2005)

Clerk at Hon. William A. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circut (2003 to 2004)

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