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Stuart Pollak

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Stuart Pollak
Current Court Information:
California First District Court of Appeal
Title:   Associate justice
Position:   Third Division
Salary:  $207,463
Appointed by:   Gov. Gray Davis
Active:   1/2002-1/2015
Past post:   Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco
Past term:   1982-2002
Personal History
Born:   8/24/1937
Hometown:   San Pedro, CA
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Stanford University, 1959
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1962
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  First District Court of Appeal
Position:  Retention
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  74.5%ApprovedA

Stuart R. Pollak is a justice on the First District, Third Division of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Gray Davis on January 25, 2002. Pollak was retained by the voters on November 5, 2002, and his current term expires on January 5, 2015.[1] He ran for retention in 2014.[2]



See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Pollak was retained to the First District Court of Appeal with 74.5% of the vote on November 4, 2014.[2][3]


Pollak received his A.B. from Stanford University in 1959 and his LL.B from Harvard Law School in 1962.[4]


  • 2002-2015: Justice, First District Court of Appeal
  • 1982-2002: Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco County
  • 1965-1982: Attorney (Partner 1968-1982), Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady & Pollak
  • 1963-1965: Special assistant to the assistnat attorney, United States Department of Justice - Criminal Division
  • 1962-1963: Law clerk, Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton[4]

Notable cases

Annuity sale as theft (2013)

The First District Court of Appeal reversed the theft conviction of Glenn Neasham, who sold an annuity to an 83-year-old woman later diagnosed with dementia. The appeals court decision was later upheld by the California Supreme Court in 2014.


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