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The Hon. John Shepard Wiley, Jr. is an associate justice for the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight in California. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2018 by former governor Jerry Brown. He was originally appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by former governor Gray Davis. in 2002. His position on the Court of Appeal required confirmation by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. He replaced the Hon. Laurence D. Rubin upon his elevation to the position of presiding justice for the Second District Court of Appeal for the Fifth Division.
Justice Wiley is a registered Democrat.
He received his B.A. from the University of California, Davis. He graduated with an M.A. in economics from UC Berkeley. He went on to earn his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.
Wiley began his legal career as a clerk for the Hon. Frank M. Coffin with the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980. He then clerked for the Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Jr. with the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in 1981. After completing his clerkships, Wiley entered academia becoming a tenured professor for the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he taught antitrust, intellectual property and criminal law from 1983 to 2005.
Wiley took a brief hiatus from teaching to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California as an assistant U.S. attorney, where he served as a federal prosecutor from 1990 to 1994.
He served as of counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 1993. He became of counsel for Mayer, Brown, and Platt from 1995 to 1999, during which time he also served as an examiner for the Commission on Judicial Performance.
In 2000, Wiley served as a special master for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for one year, before serving as a policy consultant for the Federal Trade Commission in 2001.
An accomplished legal scholar, Wiley also taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and as an instructor at the Federal Judicial Center.
Justice Wiley is married to the Hon. Ann E. Egerton, who also serves as a justice for the Court of Appeal.
Among his many accomplishments, Wiley scaled The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite.
B.A. from University of California, Davis
J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law
M.A. from University of California, Berkeley (Economics)
Law Professor at University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California (1983 to 1990)
Law Clerk at Hon. Frank M. Coffin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit in Suffolk County, Massachusetts (1980 to 1981)
Law Clerk at Hon. Lewis F. Powell, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (1981 to 1982)
Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in Los Angeles County, California (1990 to 1994)
Judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California (2002 to 2018)
Counsel at U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in Washington, D.C. (1993 to 1993)
Of Counsel at Mayer, Brown, and Platt (1995 to 1999)
Examiner at Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco County, California (1995 to 1999)
Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (1998 to 1998)
Instructor at Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. (1995 to 2008)
Special Master at U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (2000 to 2001)
Policy Consultant at Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (2001 to 2001)