Class Action

June 2020

97 Rachel Holt has been appointed Judge in San Mateo County Superior Court by Governor Gavin Newsom.

81 Jay Huntington joined the firm of Conway Stoughton in their litigation department.

14 Michael Manoukian joined the firm of Hopkins & Carley as an associate.

15 Roger Uy joined Associated General Contractors of California as the Labor Contracts & Regulatory Manager.  

1954 James J. Delaney, April 12, 2020. Born in San Francisco and educated in Sacramento, he entered the Army Specialized Training Program as an engineering student at Stanford University. After attending surveyor’s school, he was assigned to a group sent to Thule, Greenland, to assist in the construction of an airport and then back to Washington state and the Hanford Atomic Bomb Project. Upon discharge from the Army, he attended Sacramento Junior College and then Santa Clara Law. He was in private practice for a short period before taking a “temporary” position at the State Board of Equalization which lasted for 35 years, the last thirteen of which he served as Chief Counsel. He retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jo Ann Cardwell, as well as three daughters.

1968 Chris Tarkington, April 23, 2020. Born in Sacramento, he was raised in Oroville, California, graduated from San Jose State University, and attended Santa Clara Law. He was a partner for many years with Russ, McConnell and Tarkington. In 1979, he started his own law firm in San Francisco, now known as Tarkington, O’Neill, Barrack & Chong. He continued working until his untimely death. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara, two sons, and three grandchildren.

1972 Charles “Chuck” Edgemon, April 1, 2020. Chuck was born in Spokane, Washington, where he lived and loved airplanes, eventually earning a student pilot license. He joined the Air Force in 1954, moved to California, and a year later obtained his private pilot’s license. In four years, he became a staff sergeant in the Air Force. He earned a BA from the University of New Mexico, an MA from Stanford University, and a JD from Santa Clara Law. He served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Santa Clara Judicial District. His piano-playing was the background to every single gathering at which he was in attendance. He was a gregarious conversationalist who could talk to anybody, from toddlers to elders, joking and laughing, making them feel special. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jacqueline, three children, two daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.  

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