Partner, John B. Scherling appointed to California Bench


Last Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown tapped 14 judges and attorneys to fill vacancies in California’s intermediate appeals court as well as trial courts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and elsewhere. In San Diego, Sughrue Mion partner and former assistant U.S. attorney John Scherling, 56, was named to the Superior Court bench.

Mr. Scherling previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California. In that capacity, he handled all aspects of litigation, including district court jury trials, bench trials and appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and received numerous awards from the United States Department of Justice and the Department of State.

Mr. Scherling has been selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a "Top Attorney" in Intellectual Property Litigation and has been named a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation.  In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Scherling is on the World Intellectual Property Organization's List of Mediators for resolving intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Scherling received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was Order of the Coif and Associate Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following receipt of his J.D., Mr. Scherling served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

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