Since 2000, Elliot Lee
Daum has been a Superior Court Judge, spending nine years in the Criminal
Division including two years as Division Chief, followed by a Civil assignment.
He began his career in private practice, providing representation in divorce,
welfare, social security, landlord/tenant, and all manner of civil litigation
including probate and guardianship. Daum also helped create a new law
protecting California's natural resources, Gallegos v. State Board of Forestry,
76 Cal.App.3d 945. He joined the Sonoma County Public Defenders Office in 1981,
where he tried more than 100 cases to verdict in felony jury trials including
two death penalty cases and numerous homicides. Daum is on the faculty at
Empire College of Law, where he teaches Criminal Law.