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Jan Goldsmith

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Jan Goldsmith has been an attorney since 1976 specializing in business litigation. He was appointed San Diego Superior Court Judge in 1998 and retired in December of 2008 to assume the office of San Diego City Attorney. Mr. Goldsmith spent his first 6 years on the Bench handling criminal and civil trials and his final years assigned to an independent civil calendar.

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