The Honorable Thadd A. Blizzard

Sacramento County Superior Court

Court Info

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 43 (website)

Clerk phone: 916-874-7561

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Biography

Hon. Thadd A. Blizzard is a judge for the Superior Court of Sacramento County in California, appointed in 2009.

Hon. Blizzard has extensive academic background and multiple degrees (see below). In addition, he is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization (2009).

Education

  • M.Phil. (Comparative Literature) from Columbia University (1983) (Full President’s Fellowship)
  • LL.M. (International Law) from New York University School of Law (1980) (Law Review Editor (N.Y.U. Journal of International Law & Politics); Walter Herzfeld Fellowship)
  • M.A. (Literature) from Claremont Graduate University (1979)
  • J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1978) (Law Review Editor; Jessup International Moot Court Team Member, Best Brief Regionals)
  • Bachelor's Degree (Literature) from Claremont McKenna College (1975) (Jessup International Moot Court Team Member, Best Brief Regionals)

Career

  • Judge at Superior Court of Sacramento County in Sacramento, CA (from 2009)
  • Shareholder at Weintraub, Genshlea & Chediak in Sacramento, CA (1991 to 2009)
  • Head of Litigation Section; Senior Litigator, handling all aspects of complex civil trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as binding arbitrations at Weintraub, Genshlea & Chediak in Sacramento, CA (1998 to 2004)
  • Chair of Writs and Appeals Practice Group at Weintraub, Genshlea & Chediak in Sacramento, CA (2004 to 2009)
  • Litigation Associate at Weintraub Genshlea Hardy Erich & Brown law corporation in Sacramento, CA (1987 to 1990)
  • Litigation Associate at Greenberg Cantor & Reiss in New York, NY (1986 to 1987)
  • Litigation Associate at Law Offices of Stuart Jackson in New York, NY (1983 to 1986)
  • Transactional Associate at Grant, Hermann & Schwartz in New York, NY (1980 to 1982)
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph A. Rattigan at California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District in San Franciscom CA (1978 to 1979)