Governor Picks Four Judges for County Courts

Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday appointed a municipal judge and a local attorney to the Orange County Superior Court. The governor also named two local attorneys to Municipal Court judgeships.

Wilson appointed Corey Cramin, presiding judge of the Municipal Court in Westminster since 1992, and Kim G. Dunning, a member of the firm Ramsay and Johnson, to Superior Court judgeships.

Cramin was an attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton and with Bonne, Jones, Bridges, Muller and O'Keefe.

He earned a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1984. He is former president of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a former delegate to the state bar.

Dunning, 47, served as senior staff attorney for the 4th District Court of Appeal and was a deputy city attorney for Santa Ana.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

Cramin and Dunning will earn $107,390.

Named to Municipal Court judgeships were John L. Flynn, 41, of Rancho Santa Margarita and Andrew P. Banks of Mission Viejo.

Flynn has been an attorney with the firm of William C. Cole and Associates. He also was a deputy district attorney for Orange County from 1984 to 1988. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from UC Irvine and a law degree from Hastings College of Law.

Banks, 46, has been an attorney with Creason, Rosenthal & Aarvig since 1995. Previously, he was a partner with Stockdale & Peckham, where he worked from 1985 to 1995.

Banks earned a bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Banks and Flynn will earn $98,070.

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