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Newport, Costa Mesa residents named to court positions

December 27, 2001

Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard D. Fybel has been named by

Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the Court of Appeals, Fourth

Appellate District, Division Three. The governor also named Senior

Assistant Dist. Atty. Claudia Silbar, Assistant Dist. Atty. Carolyn

Kirkwood and attorney Peter J. Polos as judges of the Orange County

Superior Court.

Fybel, 55, is a Newport Beach resident who has served since last year

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in the North Justice Center in Fullerton. Prior to his judgeships, Fybel

was a partner with the law firm Morrison & Foerster from 1981 to 2000. He is a UCLA graduate.

Silbar, 43, is a Costa Mesa resident and one of the highest-ranking

attorneys in the District Attorney's office, where she has worked since

1989. Silbar is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the

University of Louisville.

Polos, 36, lives in Corona del Mar and has been a partner with the

Newport Beach law firm of Lopez, Hodes, Restiano, Milman, Skikos & Polos

since 1996. Polos is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School.

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