The Hon. Francis M. Devaney is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on January 24, 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Vincent P. DiFiglia.
Devaney earned a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He then received a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
He began his legal career in the Office of the City Attorney of San Diego in 1983. He served there as a deputy city attorney until 2005, where he litigated civil cases concerning false arrest and excessive force, dangerous conditions of public property, and municipal development projects.
B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges
J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law
Deputy City Attorney at Office of the City Attorney of San Diego in San Diego County, California (1983 to 2005)