Judge Daniel Michael Crowley received his B.S. from Santa Clara University in 1982 and his J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law in 1987. After passing the California bar in 1987, he worked as an associate at Booth, Mitchel & Strange LLP from 1987-1992 until he became partner and then managing partner, remaining with the firm until 2018. While in private practice, he focused on a broad range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, environmental, contractual, employment, as well as criminal. He was appointed to the bench in 2018 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and is a democrat.