Brad R. Hill of Fresno helps set tone for California's Court of Appeal System -- 5th District presiding justice is regularly tapped for leadership roles.
Justice Brad R. Hill has handled significant responsibilities since he was a young man. He was a law firm partner at 33, a judge at 36, and a superior court presiding judge before he turned 50. In 2010, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named him presiding justice of the 5th District Court of Appeal.
In August, California Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero selected Hill to chair the Executive and Planning Committee of the Judicial Council. The chair helps the chief lead Judicial Council meetings and shape the long-term plan for the judicial branch.