SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Michael J. Jurkovich to a judgeship in the Madera County Superior Court. Jurkovich, 57, of Fresno, has served as attorney at Gilmore Wood Vinnard and Magness since 2011.
He was an attorney and shareholder at Kimble MacMichael and Upton from 1990 to 2011. Jurkovich was a police officer with the City of Madera Police Department from 1981 to 1990 and a correctional officer with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department from 1978 to 1981. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the San Joaquin College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno.
He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eric C. Wyatt. Jurkovich is a Republican.
The compensation for this position is $178,789.