The Honorable Stephen J. Gallon
Class of 1997
On December 28, 2009, Stephen Gallon was appointed as Judge of the Superior Court for Riverside County by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He currently presides over a Criminal Jury Trial courtroom and also manages a calendar for Civil Landlord-Tenant Litigation.
Judge Gallon served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office between 1998 and 2003. After achieving an impressive felony trial record as a prosecutor, he was selected to join the elite Hardcore Gang Division. In 2003, he accepted a position as Deputy District Attorney with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office and again quickly distinguished himself as a prosecutor in both the Gang and Homicide Units. He has prosecuted over 100 jury trials including 21 murder cases and two Death Penalty cases.
In 2007, he was promoted to Supervising Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office where he supervised the Narcotics Unit, the Gang Unit, the Cold Case Unit and the Homicide Unit.
Recognized as an expert in gang prosecution and the cross examination of mental health experts, he has lectured to other prosecutors and law enforcement agencies on gang prosecution, cross examination, capital litigation and mental retardation or "Atkins" defenses in Death Penalty cases.
The Honorable Juan Carlos Dominquez
Class of 1988
In April 2006, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Juan Carlos Dominguez to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Dominguez earned a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelor of Science degree from Glendale University College of Law. Dominguez, 52, of Alta Loma, has been an attorney in private practice for over 16 years, specializing in criminal defense and civil cases. Previously, he served as an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1974 to 1989.
Class of 1970
After graduating from California State University, Long Beach in 1966, he entered Glendale College of Law and received his J.D. in 1970. In 1973, after two years in private practice, he joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. During his thirty four years as a Deputy District Attorney he has investigated and prosecuted several thousand criminal trials involving complex murders, criminal conspiracies and fraud.
He currently serves as Deputy in Charge of the Fraud Interdiction Program. Other assignments during his tenure at the DA’s office included the Major Fraud Division, Central Trials Division, Organized Crime Division, and the Major Crimes Division.
Throughout his career Mr. MacKenzie has received numerous honors including the distinguished Prosecutor of the Year Award presented to him by the Los Angeles County Association of Deputy District Attorneys in 1995. In 2006, he received the Los Angeles County Personal Best, Top 10, and Silver Eagle Awards, as well as the Prosecutor of the Year Award from the So. California Intl. Assoc. of Special Investigation Units. Other honors include the Pasadena Police Chief’s Special Award, the Glendale Police Department Distinguished Service Award, the Justice for Homicide Victims Outstanding Prosecutor Award, as well as commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, County of Los Angeles, and the California State Assembly and Senate.
Among his notable prosecutions is the case of Richard Pryde Boggs, a doctor who murdered an innocent man for financial gain, cremated his victim and spread the ashes at sea. Overcoming difficult evidentiary problems, Mr. MacKenzie’s successful prosecution resulted in Boggs’ conviction for first degree murder, insurance fraud, and conspiracy.
More recently, Mr. MacKenzie led the prosecution of Efren Saldivar, a respiratory therapist referred to by the media as “the Angel of Death.” The investigation involved over 100,000 pages of documents and a witness list of nearly 100. Saldivar was indicted and subsequently pled guilty to murdering six elderly patients in his care.
Mr. MacKenzie is one of the authors of The Crime Victims Justice Reform Act which became law in 1990 and has published numerous articles on insurance fraud, court reform, and the criminal justice system.
He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court and the Central, Southern, and Eastern Federal District Courts.
Class of 1985
Julia Reingold, Class of 1985, practiced as a Worker's Compensation lawyer until she and her family decided to explore opportunities in Australia. The Legal Practitioners Board of New South Wales reviewed and accepted most of her studies from Glendale University College of Law, and, in just over a year's time, she met the additional requirements for licensure and was sworn in by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2006. Since then, she has appeared in the Magistrate's Court and Federal Court while working with a family law firm. She reflects on her adventure as being "hugely rewarding."
Ms. Reingold's reflections on attending GUCL:
"To be honest, I believe the College provided me the backbone to be successful in my [Australian] legal studies which were quite daunting some 20 years out of school. Bottom line, I believe the analytical and academic skills acquired at GUCL still proved to be successful 20 years later!"
Pamela Rae Tripp
Class of 1991
Pamela Rae Tripp, Class of 1991, has worked most of her legal career in the area of Juvenile Dependency Law. She served as a panel attorney, representing parents and children from 1993 through 2006. From 2000 through 2006, she was an appellate attorney in the area of dependency law and wrote appeals, two that resulted in published opinions, which reversed the trial court when they denied family reunification services to a mentally retarded mother. She was awarded the Juvenile Court Bar Association Writ Attorney of the Year Award in 2004 and served as JCBA President in 2002 and Executive Director in 2003. In January 2007, she accepted the position of Supervising Attorney with Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc., overseeing and training a division of defense attorneys providing legal representation to parents in juvenile dependency court.
Ms. Tripp's reflections on attending GUCL:
"Glendale gave me my legal education and the ability to pass the California Bar Exam on the first try! I am pleased to have been given the opportunities in my career to advance, all of which started with the education I received at Glendale University College of Law."
Class of 1998
Judy Rogers, Class of 1998, has been practicing as a defense attorney since 1999. Initially in the private sector, Ms. Rogers was hired by the Fresno County Public Defender in 2001. Working as a Deputy Public Defender, she practiced indigent defense for adults and juveniles. In 2006, she became a certified Criminal Law Specialist and was hired by the Kern County Deputy District Attorney. As a Deputy District Attorney, she specializes in prison prosecutions against inmates and prison staff who commit crimes.
Ms. Rogers' reflections on attending GUCL:
"It's been a great experience and I will always be grateful to GUCL for giving me my start."
Class of 1979
For the last 20 years, Ms. Tansey has been a prosecutor with the Placer County District Attorney's Office. She has worked in the Family Support Division, Misdemeanors, DUI, Domestic Violence, General Felonies, and is currently the Elder Abuse prosecutor for Placer County. In 2003, she was named Prosecutor of the Year by her colleagues. Ms. Tansey enjoys her work as a prosecutor and considers it a privilege to hold such a position. She recommends being a prosecutor to anyone who enjoys the competitive stress of trial work and has a strong sense of ethics and values. "It's like being in the middle of a very interesting novel; no two days are alike. I can hardly wait to see what's going to happen tomorrow. It's not for everyone, but it's been a wonderful experience for me."
Ms. Tansey's reflections on attending GUCL:
"Going to school at Glendale was a wonderful experience for me. It taught me more than just the law. Being a student there taught me that learning is all around me all the time. I began to view the world in a new light, more analytically. I began to strive to be my own best instructor, taking what the school could give me, and figuring out how best to use it in my own life. The small class size and personal attention from the staff was just what I needed. It gave me confidence and courage to find my own way. GUCL offered me the opportunity to obtain the tools to have a successful career. I'm grateful to Glendale for giving me the tools I needed."
Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy
Class of 1983
Commissioner Jeffrey M. Harkavy was elevated to the Superior Court in 2000 after serving three years as a commissioner in the Los Angeles Municipal Court. Commissioner Harkavy graduated from California State University Northridge in 1980 and received his Juris Doctor with High Honors from Glendale University College of Law in 1983 where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Glendale Law Review and as President of the Student Bar Association.
After practicing civil litigation and criminal defense for two years, Commissioner Harkavy joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 1986. As a prosecuting attorney he tried over 150 jury trials to verdict. During his eleven years with the City Attorney’s Office he also headed the Domestic Violence Unit of his branch and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of over 20,000 domestic violence and child abuse cases.
For years he served as an instructor and technical advisor to the California District Attorney’s Association. He coordinated and assisted in the training of hundreds of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, shelter workers, and others in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse. He has twice been honored by the Los Angles City Council for his work in these areas.
Commissioner Harkavy has presided over all phases of criminal proceedings including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial hearings, and court and jury trials. In his current assignment at the San Fernando Superior Courthouse, he presides over felony arraignments including death penalty and other serious cases.
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