The Honorable Raymond M. Cadei

Sacramento County Superior Court

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Biography

The Hon. Raymond M. Cadei is a judge for the Superior Court of Sacramento County in California. He was appointed by former Governor Gray Davis in May 2002. He replaced Judge Shelleyanne W. L. Chang, well known to the California Receivers Forum, who moved to the Civil Trial Division.

Cadei received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1970 and a Master of Public Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. He received a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1977.

He has approximately 25 years of civil litigation experience in the Sacramento community which includes 17 years with the former prestigious Sacramento firm of Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan. In 1999, he helped start another popular Sacramento law firm, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, after the breakup of DWPH.

Judge Cadei has been an asset to the judicial system the past 12 years, putting to use his very diverse experience in the private sector which includes complex business, commercial, and insurance coverage litigation as well as medical malpractice defense and disputes involving intellectual property and real estate. In a landmark case in l996 against Goldman, Sachs & Co., Cadei represented the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development alleging the firm failed to fully disclose its role in an ill-fated hospital transaction. The State achieved a settlement of $62 million dollars through mediation and Cadei’s accomplished litigation efforts.

Education

  • J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1977)
  • Master of Public Administration from University of California, Los Angeles (1972)
  • Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Los Angeles (1970)

Career

  • Judge at Superior Court of Sacramento (from 2002)
  • Partner at Murphy, Austin, Adams, Schoenfeld, LLP (1999 to 2002)
  • Associate, later partner at Diepenbrock, Wulf, Plant & Hannegan (1981 to 1998)
  • Associate at Will, Fleury, Hoffelt & Gray (1977 to 1981)