Hon. William J. Howatt, Jr.
(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in Sept 2009)
Date of Birth: 12/30/1942
Spouse: Charlotte, Children: Kimberly, Jennifer.
Education: B.A University of California Berkeley (1965), J.D. USD (1968). Admitted to California Bar 1969.
Work: Deputy DA, County of San Diego (1969-79). Mediation/arbitration 2006-present.
Bench: Appointed to Municipal Court, El Cajon 1979, to Superior Court 1987-2006 (Presiding Judge, 1996-97; final three years as Supervising Judge for Family Law court).
Bar/other: Bernard Witkin Award (San Diego County Law Library Justice Foundation, 2006), Family Law Judicial Officer of the Year, State Bar (2005); Board of Trustees, San Diego County Public Law Library (2000-05, president 2005). Adjunct Professor (Political Science), SDSU 1996-99, lecturer, various family law seminars; contributing author to SDCBA’s 100th Anniversary book, "100 Years of Justice."