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Elliot Lee Daum


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.

  • BA, Wesleyan University
  • JD, University of Santa Clara
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