California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Jones Day partner Truc Do as a judge in the San Diego County Superior Court.
"We are tremendously proud of Truc for this well-deserved honor," said Chris Lovrien, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's California Region. "She has experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, as well as a keen legal intellect. While we will miss her as a colleague, she will make a terrific jurist for the people of California."
Ms. Do has been a partner in Jones Day's San Diego Office since 2014, where she is a member of the Firm's Business & Tort Litigation Practice.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Ms. Do was a partner at a major Los Angeles-based law firm and previously served as a deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. During that time, she gained notoriety for her trial work as a prosecutor in several high-profile murder cases.
Ms. Do earned her law degree from Stanford Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the board of directors for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, a member of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, a barrister in the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, and previously served on the board of directors for the California Women's Law Center.
"Truc came to the United States as a refugee at the age of three and became a naturalized citizen at 11, even though she had just recently learned English," said Karen Hewitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's San Diego Office. "From those humble beginnings in this country, she went on to graduate at the top of her class at UCLA, become a standout student at Stanford Law School, and launch a successful career as a practicing lawyer. Beyond her deep experience as a trial lawyer, Truc is an incredibly kind and compassionate person, which makes her an outstanding choice to serve as a judge on the Superior Court of California."
Ms. Do fills the vacancy on the San Diego County Superior Court that was created by the retirement of Judge Joel M. Pressman. Her appointment was one of 25 new California superior court judgeships announced on Feb. 27, 2018, by Gov. Brown.