|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California|
January 3, 2019
Joshua Paul Groban
August 15, 1973
|Alma mater||Stanford University (B.A.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Joshua Paul Groban (born August 15, 1973) is an American attorney and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown on November 14, 2018, to replace Associate Justice Kathryn Werdegar, who retired on August 31, 2017. Groban was confirmed on December 21, and was sworn into office on January 3, 2019. He joined the court when it reconvened on January 8.
Groban was raised in Del Mar and graduated from Torrey Pines High School. His father is a physician at University of California, San Diego hospital, and his mother, Deborah Isackson Groban, served as a member of Del Mar City Council. Groban attended Stanford University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995, and Harvard Law School, obtaining a Juris Doctor degree in 1998.
Groban began his legal career serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge William C. Conner in the Southern District of New York from 1998 to 1999. He was in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison from 1999 to 2005, and at Munger, Tolles & Olson from 2005 to 2010.
Groban served as counsel to Brown's campaign for California governor in the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Upon Brown's election, he served in the administration overseeing state judicial appointments and advising on litigation and policy. He was Brown's fourth appointment to the seven-member Supreme Court. Groban teaches State Appellate Practice at the UCLA School of Law.