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The Hon. Raymond M. Cadei (Ret.) was a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2002 by former governor Gray Davis. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Faith Geoghegan (Ret.).
Cadei received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1970. He would then graduate with his M.P.A. from UCLA in 1972. Cadei continued his education at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 1977.
He began his legal career in private practice, becoming an associate at the Sacramento law firm of Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, and Gray in 1977. Four years later, Cadei would join Diepenbrock, Wulf, Plant, and Hannegan as an associate. When Diepenbrock et al. dissolved in 1998, Cadei was serving as a partner at the firm. He would then move on to help form the Sacramento law firm of Murphy Austin Adams Schenfeld LLP, where he practiced as a partner until his appointment to the Superior Court three years later. During his time in private practice, Cadei served as a civil litigator specializing in complex business, commercial, and insurance cases. He also represented clients in medical malpractice, intellectual property, and real estate disputes.
While on the bench, Cadei was assigned to the Law and Motions Department as well s the Civil Writs Department. He also served as a supervising judge for the Grand Jury for eight years beginning in 2004.
In his free time, Cadei enjoys sailing, bike riding, and traveling.
J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1977)
M.P.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (1972) (Public Administration)
Bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Cruz (1970)
Judge at Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento County, California (from 2002)
Partner at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP in Sacramento County, California (1999 to 2002)
Associate and Partner at Diepenbrock, Wulf, Plant, and Hannegan in Sacramento County, California (1981 to 1998)
Associate at Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, and Gray in Sacramento County, California (1977 to 1981)