(CN) - Nathan Scott and James Crandall have been appointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to judgeships in the Orange County Superior Court.
Scott, 39, fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael Naughton.
The Democrat from Long Beach served on the Harvard Latino Law Review and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
A member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Scott worked as an associate at Kirkland and Ellis from 1999 to 2003, and at Cox Castle and Nicholson from 2003 to 2004.
He has served as a senior appellate court attorney with the fourth district of the California Court of Appeal since 2005.
Crandall, 66, a Republican from San Juan Capistrano, fills a vacancy created by the death of Judge Patrick Marion. He has been a senior partner at Crandall Wade and Lowe since 1976. Crandall was a partner and previously an associate attorney at Spray Gould and Bowers from 1958 to 1971.
He graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and earned a bachelor of economics degree from San Jose State University.
Each will earn an annual salary of $178,789.