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."