Endorsements

Summer Stephan
District Attorney,
County of San Diego

Father Joe Carroll
Homeless Advocate

Henry Coker
Public Defender,
County of San Diego
(Retired)

Bill Gore
Sheriff,
County of San Diego

Endorsed by the San Diego Union-Tribune for San Diego Superior Court – Office # 18

Law Enforcement

San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association

San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

San Diego Police Officers Association

San Diego County Probation Officers Association

San Diego District Attorney Investigators Association

Escondido Police Officers Association

National City Police Officers Association

El Cajon Police
Officers Association

San Diego Schools Police Officers Association

Coronado Police Officers Association

La Mesa Police
Officers Association

Oceanside Police
Officers Association

Fraternal Order of Police, San Diego Chapter

PORAC, San Diego & Imperial County Chapters

San Diego Police Chiefs & Sheriffs Association

California Police Chiefs Association

Carlsbad Police
Officers Association

Chula Vista Police
Officers Association

San Diego Harbor Police Officers Association 

San Diego Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association 

Organizations

Local 619 – Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Pan Asian Lawyers
of San Diego

Testimonials

“I believe CJ Mody possesses the outstanding qualities desirable in a Superior Court Judge.  In my nearly twenty years in the San Diego legal community, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of lawyers.  In my opinion, Mr. Mody represents the highest standards of our legal community, will be an asset to the Court, and will be fair, just, and respectful to all those who appear before him.”

THE HONORABLE MARCELLA O. MCLAUGHLIN
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego
Past-President, San Diego County Bar Association

“As CJ Mody’s former supervisor in the Family Protection Division, I believe he possesses the qualities needed as a Judge – integrity, discipline, honesty, intelligence, and a positive work ethic. Mr. Mody is a quality person, one with integrity, strong ethical values, and a keen sense of fairness and justice, who meets the high standards of professionalism and excellence a Judge must possess.”

THE HONORABLE KIMBERLEE A. LAGOTTA
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

“As a retired Rear Admiral from the United States Navy, I have the unique perspective of supervising the best and the brightest in the military as well as the DA’s Office. In those capacities, I have had to evaluate literally thousands of officers and lawyers.  CJ would rank among the very best of those I have evaluated. He is honest, hardworking, ethical, and professional. He often wrestles with himself over the correct outcome on a particular case because he is more interested in achieving justice than “winning.” I have seen him interact with the family members of deceased victims in some very trying situations and his sensitivity, calmness, and ability to defuse potentially explosive situations will serve him very well as a Judge.”

PATRICK MCGRATH
Deputy District Attorney

“One of the most important qualities a lawyer needs to have is perspective. Mr. Mody knows the value of a case and while he is passionate about doing his job well, he does not let his personal feelings get in the way of making the appropriate decisions regarding the disposition of a case. He has a temperament that is well-suited for a position as a judicial officer and it is without reservation that I support him.”

GREGG MCCLAIN
Deputy District Attorney, Retired

“As an experienced prosecutor, CJ Mody has dedicated his career to justice and the people of San Diego County. We know he has the experience, temperament, and qualifications to serve as a Superior Court Judge.”

JACK SCHAEFFER
SDPOA President

“I have known CJ Mody for many years during my assignment as head of the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. He was both a professional colleague and a friend. I have watched CJ in court, in trainings, and in social settings. In my over 40 years as an attorney both in San Diego and in the United Kingdom I have met many lawyers. CJ ranks as one of the best. I believe that he will make an outstanding judge should he be elected. He has the right temperament, knows the law, and above all he knows how to listen and to be fair to both sides. I am proud to endorse CJ Mody for Judge. He will be a great asset to the San Diego Superior Court.”

PAUL R. GREENWOOD
Deputy District Attorney, Retired
Active Member of the CA BAR Assoc.
Formerly Licensed in the Supreme Court of England & Wales as a Solicitor

Having seen Mr. Mody serve as a non-profit Board Member, and knowing of his work keeping our communities safe as a prosecutor, I can think of no better person to serve as a Superior Court Judge.”

DR. DAVID SCIARETTA
Superintendent, Albert Einstein Academies

JUDGES

The Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez
Judge, United States District Court,
Southern District of CA, Retired

The Honorable Robert Amador
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

 The Honorable David Berry
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

 The Honorable Frank L. Birchak
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Blaine K. Bowman
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Joseph P. Brannigan
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable David G. Brown
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Frank A. Brown
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego, Retired

The Honorable Desiree Bruce-Lyle
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Gary M. Bubis
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Yvonne E. Campos
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Rachel Cano
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Timothy M. Casserly
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Patricia K. Cookson
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Robert P. Dahlquist
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Francis M. Devaney
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Ana L. Espana
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Herbert J. Exarhos
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Jeffrey F. Fraser
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Ronald F. Frazier
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Daniel B. Goldstein
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Peter L. Gallagher
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Patricia Garcia
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Michael S. Groch
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Laura W. Halgren
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Louis R. Hanoian
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Albert T. Harutunian III
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Robert J. Kearney
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Evan P. Kirvin
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Roger W. Krauel
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Kimberlee A. Lagotta
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Melinda J. Lasater
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Kathleen M. Lewis
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Lantz Lewis
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Daniel F. Link
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Runston G. Maino
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Marcella O. McLaughlin
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego 

The Honorable Frederick Maguire
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Anthony J. Mohr
Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles

The Honorable Kelly C. Mok
Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles

The Honorable Dwain K. Moring
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Robert F. O’Neill
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Allan J. Preckel
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego, Retired

The Honorable Terrie E. Roberts
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Charles G. Rogers
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable David M. Rubin
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Polly H. Shamoon
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Roderick W. Shelton
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable James E. Simmons
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Jacqueline M. Stern
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego 

The Honorable Timothy W. Tower
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego, Retired 

The Honorable Carlos Varela
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego 

The Honorable Timothy J. Walsh
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Theodore M. Weathers
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego 

The Honorable Bradley A. Weinreb
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Richard S. Whitney
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

The Honorable Margie G. Woods
Judge, Superior Court of San Diego

Community Leaders

Chief David Bejarano
San Diego Police Department, Retired
Chula Vista Police Department, Retired

Father Joe Carroll

Henry Coker
San Diego County Public Defender, Retired

Adam Day
CAO, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Dr. David Sciaretta
Superintendent, Albert Einstein Academies

Chief Shelley Zimmerman
San Diego Police Department, Retired

Elected Officials

The Honorable Kevin Faulconer
Mayor, City of San Diego

The Honorable Richard Bailey
Mayor, City of Coronado

The Honorable Chris Cate
Councilmember, City of San Diego

The Honorable Greg Cox
Supervisor, San Diego County

The Honorable Jim Desmond
Supervisor, San Diego County

The Honorable Kristin Gaspar
Supervisor, San Diego County

The Honorable Dianne Jacob
Supervisor, San Diego County

The Honorable Ron Roberts
Supervisor, San Diego County, Retired

The Honorable Jack Feller
Councilmember, City of Oceanside

The Honorable Rebecca Jones
Mayor, City of San Marcos

The Honorable Mark Kersey
Mayor, City of San Diego

The Honorable John Minto
Mayor, City of Santee

The Honorable Judy Ritter
Mayor, City of Vista

The Honorable Bill Wells
Mayor, City of El Cajon

Defense Bar

King Aminpour, Esq. 

Albert Arena, Esq.

Kerry Armstrong, Esq.

Vikas Bajaj, Esq.

David Boertje, Esq. 

Jerry Blank, Esq. 

Peter Blair, Esq.

Cole Casey, Esq.

Daniel Cohen, Esq.

Marcus DeBose, Esq.

Jay Finnecy, Esq.

Jim Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Randy Grossman, Esq.

Michael Harkness, Esq.

Richard Layon, Esq.

Jerry Leahy, Esq.

Peter Liss, Esq.

Vikram Monder, Esq.

Bill Nimmo, Esq.

Alex Ozols, Esq.

James Pokorny, Esq.

Jesus Ramirez, Esq.

Keith Rutman, Esq.

Thomas Slattery, Esq.

Daniel Smith, Esq.

Anthony Solare, Esq.

Ryan Tegnelia, Esq.

Thomas Warwick, Esq.

Anna Yum, Esq.

The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

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