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The Honorable Eugene L. Balonon

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 10 (website)

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 10 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (916) 874-5501

Biography

The Hon. Eugene L. Balonon is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2005 by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey L. Gunther (Ret.).

He is a registered Republican.

Judge Balonon received his bachelor's degree from California State University. He went on to earn his J.D. from Lincoln Law School in 1984.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Balanon had served three separate stints as a deputy district attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office from 1985 to 2004. He also served as the executive director for the California Gambling Control Commission and as the director and later as the chief deputy for the California State Lottery. Before that, Balonon worked as counsel and as deputy director for the Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Judge Balanon also taught as an instructor at his alma mater Lincoln Law School.

His memberships included the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Asian Bar Association.

Education

J.D. from Lincoln Law School (1984)

Bachelor's degree from California State University

Career

Executive Director at California State Gambling Control Commission in Sacramento County, California (2004 to 2005)

Deputy District Attorney at Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Sex Crimes Unit in Sacramento County, California (2001 to 2004)

Counsel at California State Lottery in Sacramento County, California (1999 to 2001)

Deputy District Attorney at Sacramento County District Attorney's Office in Sacramento County, California (1985 to 1999)

Deputy Director at Office of Criminal Justice Planning

Counsel at Office of Criminal Justice Planning

Adjunct Professor at Lincoln Law School in Sacramento County, California

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