Chief Justice Names New Chief Supervising Attorney, Assistant Chief Supervising Attorney
- California Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero has named Kyle Graham as the Supreme Court’s new chief supervising attorney. Graham, who will also head the Chief Justice’s chambers staff, replaces Jake Dear, who retired after serving in that role since 2007 and 40 years of service to the court. The Chief Justice has also named Jonathan Lange to replace Graham as assistant chief supervising attorney at the court.
- Chief Justice Guerrero: “Kyle has served the California Supreme Court admirably for years and brings to this court vast experience as both an attorney and legal scholar. I have worked closely and productively with Jon as my chambers attorney for years at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Together with my other staff, Kyle and Jon’s leadership will provide forward-looking continuity as I commence my tenure as 29th Chief Justice of California.”
- Graham has been the court’s assistant chief supervising attorney under Dear since 2017. After earning his juris doctor degree from Yale Law School in 2001, Graham served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William Alsup, staff attorney for Associate Justice Carlos Moreno, associate with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, deputy district attorney of Mono County, and a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law.