Judith Bambace joined Niddrie Addams Fuller LLP as Of Counsel in 2016 after a 31-year career as a Judicial Research Attorney at the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One. During her tenure at the court, Judith reviewed appellate briefs and trial records, researched and analyzed legal issues in civil, criminal and juvenile writs and appeals, made recommendations regarding the resolution of cases, and prepared draft opinions for each of the appellate court justices. She also worked with more than 30 superior court judges who were temporarily assigned to the Court of Appeal, guiding them through the process of appellate court writing. In addition, Judith served as lead attorney of the court’s Central Staff, administered the court’s Extern Program and regularly conducted writing seminars for law students and new attorneys.
In her long history at the court, Judith has had experience with all facets of the appellate process, from pre-argument motions through post-argument petitions for review. She rounds out our practice with first-hand knowledge of how the court handles its cases and decides them.
Judith is a leader and highly dedicated volunteer in the local and global communities. She served as president of the Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast (2015-2016) and continues to serve on its Board and several committees. For two consecutive years, she was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Judith is a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts San Diego; a Board member of Reach One Teach One (www.rotosd.org), a non-profit organization helping youth in San Diego’s underserved communities; and a founding member of One World United (www.oneworldunited.biz), a non-profit organization supporting educational and healthcare initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati
College of Law, 1981
Bachelor of Arts - English (with honors),
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976
Tulane University, New Orleans, 1972-1974
Instructor, University of San Diego School of Law (Legal Research and Writing)
Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (Legal Research and Writing)
Instructor, California Western School of Law (Moot Court)
Editor, Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed.)