SACRAMENTO (KSEE/KGPE) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday two new judicial appointments for Fresno County Superior Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Hilary Chittick and Judge Ana de Alba moving to the federal bench

According to an announcement from the governor’s office, Pahoua Lor, 42, of Fresno, has been appointed to serve as a judge in the Fresno County Superior Court.

Lor has served as a part-time Immigration Attorney at The Fresno Center since 2019 and as a Staff Attorney at Central California Legal Services from 2010-2013.

Lor also earned a Juris Doctor degree from the San Joaquin College of Law.

The governor’s office also announced the appointment of Geoffrey Wilson, 44, who was also appointed to serve as a judge in the Fresno County Superior Court. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney and deputy chief of the general civil section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California from 2007 to 2018.

Wilson earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.