The Hon. Edward G. Weil is a judge for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County, California. He was appointed to the bench by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in September 2009. He was automatically re-elected in 2010 after running unopposed.
Judge Weil received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Later he earned his J.D. from the and the University of California, Berkeley Boalt School of Law.
While in law school in 1980 he worked as a law clerk for the National Housing Law Project. After law school, he became a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1980 to 1984. He then worked for the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation as a staff attorney in 1984. In 1988 he started working as a deputy attorney general in the California Attorney General’s Office until 2003 when he was promoted to supervising deputy attorney general.
Judge Weil is an experienced skydiver with over 1,900 jumps completed. At his most active he would make 5 jumps a day.
He is a Democrat.
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (Political Science)
J.D. from University of California, Berkeley
Student law clerk at National Housing Law Project (1980 to 1980)
Trial Attorney at US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (1980 to 1984)
Staff Attorney at San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation in San Francisco County, California (1984 to 1988)
Deputy Attorney General at California Attorney General's Office (1988 to 2003)
Supervising Deputy Attorney General at California Attorney General's Office (2003 to 2009)
Judge at Superior Court of Contra Costa County in Contra Costa County, California (from 2009)