Associate Justice, 6th District
Associate Justice Eugene Premo served two years in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps before entering Santa Clara University School of Law. After graduating cum laude in 1962, he worked in private practice in Santa Clara area law firms. In 1969, he was appointed a municipal court judge of the Santa Clara Judicial District, later serving as president of the Municipal Court Judges Association. In 1974 he was elevated to the Santa Clara County Superior Court where he served as assistant presiding judge and presiding judge. In 1988, he was appointed to the Sixth District Court of Appeal. He has since served as a member of the Commission on Judicial Performance, including two years as its chair. He has taught at SCU School of Law as an adjunct professor and has been a member of the SCU Board of Visitors. He received the Owens Lawyer of the Year award in 1991.