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Combellack seeks judgeship

From page A1 | November 22, 2013 | 12 Comments


Longtime attorney David Combellack announced he is running for superior court judge in Department 7.

The election is June 3 2014. Combellack, 64, is running for the seat currently held by Judge Douglas Phimister.

At a fundraiser recently Combellack was introduced by retired Superior Court Judge Pat Riley, for whose law firm Combellack clerked while still a law student at McGeorge Law School.

A lifelong resident  of El Dorado County and alumnus of El Dorado High School, Combellack has been in private law practice in the county for 37 years, representing people inside and outside of court on virtually every kind of matter.

Combellack has given back to the community through volunteer activities that included service on the Community Foundation Board, Marshall Hospital Board and numerous other volunteer organizations.

He has served as president of the El Dorado Bar Association, a mentor to Teen Court and has served as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court where he handled a wide variety of cases. Combellack said he is particularly proud of his success as a judge pro tem in settling cases through the Alternate Dispute Resolution program. This not only saves the parties legal fees and expenses, but helps avoid court congestion that delays others from “having their day in court,” he said.

Combellack said he believes that his long experience running a successful small law office and lifetime commitment to this community makes him the best qualified candidate for judge of the Superior Court. If elected, he will decide cases based only on the facts and law applicable to each case, he said.

“I want every member of this community to know that he or she will always receive a fair hearing and prompt decision in my courtroom and that my commitment to this community will continue after I am elected,” Combellack said.

Combellack is a graduate of UC Davis and the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific.


Discussion | 12 comments

  • Oh BrotherNovember 22, 2013 - 9:55 am

    We need new blood from out of this County..

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  • EvelynNovember 22, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Won't happen.

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 22, 2013 - 10:06 am

    That's the sad state of affairs in this county...gob lives on...

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  • kggNovember 23, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    It won't be a surprise when the mt dem endorses combellack. there are 2 articles and 4 pictures of him in this edition.

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  • Why The Frown?November 24, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    Good to know placerville has it's own not so superpac.

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  • SparkyNovember 25, 2013 - 5:13 am

    Oh Bro, Still looking for that definition of GOB. You can be the first...

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  • Oh BrotherNovember 25, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Oh please sparky, you first, you have that definition down pat.

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  • EvelynNovember 25, 2013 - 8:33 am

    Good Old Boys Network? In El Dorado County? Perish the thought that people with connections and/or power would use those connections and/or power to influence outcomes favorable to themselves and or others. Merit alone prevails in our fair county. Good old fashioned cronyism -- in EDC? Never.

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  • Foaming at the MouthNovember 25, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Evelyn - your arch sarcasm is petty rich, coming from a Veerkamp.

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  • Phil VeerkampNovember 25, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Evelyn and I never agree. You are safe. Gridlock is good.

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  • EvelynNovember 25, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    Foaming: OK, your turn. GOBs in EDC -- (1) YES / NO??? (2) If YES, how do you know? (3) If NO, how do you know?

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  • MorrisNovember 25, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Evelyn: Ooo oooo ooo! (hand in air) The answer is 'YES'. (Q: Are there?) Can't speak for The Foam, but the answer remains 'YES' because 'yes' is true. Won't go into detail or names but I had the oh so good fortune to see them in their native habitat; off camera off mic and off record. So even with one of them fancy tankless endless hot water heater alien technology thingys, I have yet to shower long enough or sufficiently to fully wash away that not so fresh slimy feeling. (Note for pookie: Yes. This means you too. Add it to the list)

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