Hon. Melinda J. Lasater

(NOTE:  This is a selective biography, written in Sept 2009)

Date of Birth:  (not supplied); Washington, D.C.

Spouse:  Michael, Children: Ashley, Alyse

Education:  B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison WI (1970); J.D. USD (1973). Admitted to California Bar in 1973.

Work:  Deputy DA (1974-1987).

Bench:  Appointed to Municipal Court Feb. 17, 1987; appointed to San Diego Superior Court May 9, 1990 (to present).

Bar/other:  First female President, SDCBA (1985); San Diego County Bar Foundation (1986-94); Public Lawyer of the Year (SDCBA, 1986); California Women in Government Law and Justice Award (1983); Welsh Chapter, American Inns of Court (1997-present); State Bar Conference of Delegates (1979-1985).