Supreme Court of California Justia
Justice Carol A. Corrigan

Judicial and Professional Positions: Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court (Appointed December 2005; confirmed January 4, 2006.)

Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Three, 1994 - 2006 (Appointed 1994; confirmed by voters, 1994). Judge, Alameda County Superior Court 1991-1994 (Appointed 1991; elected by voters. 1992). Judge, Oakland, Emeryville Piedmont Judicial District 1987-1991 (Appointed, 1987; elected by voters, 1988). Senior Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County 1985-1987; Deputy District Attorney, same county, 1975-1985.

Professional Activities: California Judicial Council, 1997-2001, (Named Jurist of the Year 2003). Judicial Council Task Force on Jury Instructions, 1997-2005 (Chair). Commission on Future of California’s Courts 1991-1994. Center for Judicial Education & Research, Governing Board, 1994-1997. President’s Commission on Organized Crime, 1983-1986. Special Consultant, President’s Task Force on Victims of Violent Crime, 1982. Adjunct Professor of Law: U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1984-1987, 1990-1994; U.C. Hastings College of Law, 1981-1987, 1989; University of San Francisco School of Law, 1988-1990; University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1981. Faculty: California Judicial College, 1988-present; Continuing Judicial Studies Programs, 1989-present; National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1981-present (Distinguished Faculty Award, 1997).

Community Involvement: Board of Directors: Holy Names College 1988-present (Chair, 1990-2005); Saint Vincent’s Day Home, 1982-present (Chair, 1991-present); Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay, 1985-1989.

Education: B.A., magna cum laude, Holy Names College, 1970 (Student Body President, Founder’s Medal). J.D., Univ. of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1975 (Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor). Doctoral program, Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis University, 1970-1972.

Personal: Born: August 16, 1948, Stockton, California.

Details

Position: Justice

Status: Active

Born: Monday, August 16, 1948

Law School: U.C. Hastings

Recent Opinions

People v. Bramit
Citation: 46 Cal. 4th 1221, 210 P.3d 1171, 96 Cal. Rptr. 3d 574
Decided: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cal. Farm Bur. v. State Water Res. Control Bd.
Citation: 51 Cal. 4th 421, 247 P.3d 112, 121 Cal. Rptr. 3d 37
Decided: Monday, January 31, 2011

In re Grant on Discipline
Citation: 58 Cal. 4th 469, 167 Cal. Rptr. 3d 401, 317 P.3d 612 (2014)
Decided: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rico v. Mitsubishi Motors
Citation: 42 Cal. 4th 807, 171 P.3d 1092, 68 Cal. Rptr. 3d 758
Decided: Thursday, December 13, 2007

People v. Rodriguez
Docket Number: S187680
Decided: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Recent Concurring Opinions

Richey v. Autonation, Inc.
Citation: 60 Cal.4th 909m, 341 P.3d 438, 15 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1024, 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1229
Decided: Thursday, January 29, 2015

People v. Scott
Citation: 324 P.3d 827 (Cal. 2014); 58 Cal.4th 1415; 171 Cal.Rptr.3d 638; 2014 Daily Journal D.A.R. 6226
Decided: Monday, May 19, 2014

People v. Gutierrez
Citation: 58 Cal. 4th 1354, 324 P.3d 245
Decided: Monday, May 5, 2014

Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley Hospitals
Citation: 58 Cal. 4th 655 (2014), 318 P.3d 833, 168 Cal. Rptr. 3d 165, 37 IER Cases 1215, 14 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1722, 2014 Daily Journal D.A.R. 2006.
Decided: Thursday, February 20, 2014

In re Lira
Citation: 58 Cal.4th 573; 317 P.3d 619; 14 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 1137; 2014 Daily Journal D.A.R. 1396
Decided: Monday, February 3, 2014

Recent Dissenting Opinions

Beeman v. Anthem Prescription Mgmt.
Citation: 58 Cal. 4th 329, 165 Cal. Rptr. 3d 800, 315 P.3d 71, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,572, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 16,437 (CA 2013)
Decided: Thursday, December 19, 2013

City of LA v. Super. Ct.
Citation: 56 Cal.4th 1086.
Decided: Thursday, June 20, 2013

In re Boyette
Citation: 56 Cal.4th 866
Decided: Thursday, May 30, 2013

People v. Dungo
Citation: 55 Cal.4th 608; 286 P.3d 442; 12 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 11,591; 12 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 13,611; 2012 Daily Journal D.A.R. 14,169
Decided: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

People v. Villatoro
Citation: 54 Cal. 4th 1152, 281 P.3d 390, 144 Cal. Rptr. 3d 401
Decided: Monday, July 30, 2012