Leland Davis

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Leland Davis, III
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Court Information:
Superior Court of San Mateo County, California
Title:   Judge
Position:   Office #4
Salary:  $181,292
Appointed by:   Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Active:   2010-2019
Preceded by:   Carol L. Mittlesteadt
Past post:   Sole practitioner
Past term:   2003-2010
Past post 2:   Deputy public defender, San Francisco County Public Defender's Office
Past term 2:   1987-2003
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Stanford University
Law School:   University of California, Berkeley
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  San Mateo County Superior Court
State:  California

Leland Davis, III is a judge for the San Mateo County Superior Court. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2010 to succeed Carol L. Mittlesteadt. Davis was automatically re-elected in 2012 and his current term will expire in 2019.[1]


Davis received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.[1]


  • 2010-2019: Judge, San Mateo County Superior Court
  • 2003-2010: Sole practitioner
  • 1987-2003: Deputy public defender, San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 1984-1987: Trial attorney, Law Offices of Hunter and Anderson[1]

2012 election

Davis ran for re-election to the superior court in 2012. As an unopposed incumbent, his name did not appear on the ballot. After the primary election, Davis was automatically re-elected.[2]

See also: California judicial elections, 2012

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