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|Current Court Information:|
|California First District Court of Appeal|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Gray Davis|
|Past post:||Superior Court of Contra Costa County Judge|
|Bachelors:||University of Michigan, 1967|
|Law School:||University of Chicago Law School, 1970|
Mark B. Simons is a judge on the First District of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed by then-Governor Davis and took the oath of office in January 29, 2001. His current term expires on January 5, 2015.
Justice Simmons earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1967. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1970. 
Simmons served as law clerk to Alvin Rubin of the Eastern District of Louisiana post graduation. From 1971-1973, he was an Associate with the firm Cooley Godward. Until 1980, Simmons served as Deputy Public Defender in Contra Costa County.
Previous judicial experience includes as appointment to the Mt. Diablo Municipal Court in Contra Costa County. In 1995 he was elevated to the Contra Costa Superior Court, and in January of 2000 he received his appointment to the Court of Appeals.