Stephen Place appointed as Inyo County judge

News release

The Superior Court of California, County of Inyo is pleased to announce Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Stephen M. Place as Inyo County Superior Court judge.

Stephen Place

Stephen M. Place of Bishop has been appointed to fill the judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Dean T. Stout.

“I have been lucky in my years as an attorney to have practiced in Judge Dean Stout’s courtroom, and I hope to carry on his example of outstanding leadership and humanity – I will miss him greatly,” stated Place.

Place has been a sole practitioner since 2013. He was a partner at Hardy and Place from 2006 to 2013 and at Place and Christensen from 2004 to 2006. Place was a sole practitioner from 2002 to 2004 and an associate at the Law Office of Peter E. Tracy from 1996 to 2001. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College.

I feel honored to have received the support I did from the community. It has been a blessing to live in this community since 1996, and I look forward to this opportunity to serve as judge. I am excited to join Judge Brian Lamb, and to work with Pam Foster and all court staff, to make the Inyo County Superior Court the best it can be,” Place commented on his appointment.

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10 Responses to Stephen Place appointed as Inyo County judge

  1. David Dennison June 15, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

    Buzz,in case you haven’t noticed,LOTS of people have TRDS…..but it makes for a lot of laughs and great late night comedy… the expense of making America the laughing-stock of the World….

  2. David Dennison June 15, 2018 at 6:47 am #

    Future Governor Newsom has a lot more programs planned and compassion for the homeless than the (another ) trump-puppet Cox would have for them…trump and his worshipers,if they had or got their way,the answer would be to ship them back to the Countries their ancestors came from…and continue to gut into anykind of funds, programs or plans to help the mentally ill…..Buzz,if you have an immediate solution to the mental health and homeless problem in America,and the one we have right here in the Owens Valley to a small degree,let’s hear it…or do we have to wait until trump weighs-in on that before you can make your OWN decision ?.

    • Buzz Killington June 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

      Lol! Did I mention Trump in my last 2 comments?
      Didn’t think so..


      Davey, you have it!

      Get well soon.


      • Wanna know June 16, 2018 at 11:41 am #

        So Fuzz, again, what is YOUR solution to the homeless problem? I saw two separate homeless guys along the canal in Bishop early this morning. What should be done with them? You’re sure good at criticizing people but beyond that, you’re pretty worthless. Sad!

        • David Dennison June 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm #

          Wanna know….the trump worshipers don’t give a rat’s ass about the homeless or the mentally ill,which many of them are mentally ill more than not…their track-record proves it,cutting and gutting programs and funds that would help them out.The trump worshipers only see it as money coming out of their OWN pockets,either increased taxes for program funding,or thinking since most aren’t working a job,it must mean they are on State-aid and/or welfare and food-stamp programs THEY are paying for…they don’t really care about ,as Buzz said above,the “smell of urine ” or the “beauty of the city ” being a problem…it’s all about the money,thinking it’s costing them out of their pockets….if they had their way,the homeless would just go away and die, leaving more Government funds to build their wall and hire more ICE agents.

  3. Buzz Killington June 15, 2018 at 12:16 am #

    @David Dennison- sorry about insulting California’s greatest Governor….

    Lets hope Gavin Newsome can continue Brown’s legacy.

    Went to San Francisco last week and thought all the tents and smell of urine from the staggering numbers of the Homeless, really enhanced the beauty of the city..

    Go Gavin Go

    • Wanna know June 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      Ya right, Fuzz. What’s your solution to the homeless problem? Please tell!

  4. David Dennison June 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Buzz….you and the trump worshipers think Governor Brown was bad,wait a few months and see what future Governor Newsome is going to be like for you…..or do you think trump’s endorsement of Repub Cox will get him elected ?…….

  5. Buzz Killington June 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

    ‘Good move Governor Brown’

    First time them words have been uttered

  6. Allen Berrey June 11, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    Good move Governor Brown and congratulations Judge Place!

    Inyo County is very fortunate to have someone of Steve’s caliber – as an attorney and person – as one of its Superior Court Judges.


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