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Presiding Judge Francis W. Barclay

History, Accomplishments and Awards

  • Appointment/Election:Appointed to the Superior Court for Modoc County in 2003 by Governor Gray Davis and was re-elected in 2004 for an additional six year term.
  • Past Employment:Appointed to Modoc County Superior Court by Gov. Gray Davis, August 2003; solo practice, general law practice, 1987-2003; city attorney, city of Alturas, 1995-2003; city attorney, city of Tulelake, 1990-2003; associate, Bowling, Walter and Gawthrop, Sacramento, 1986-87; associate, Thornton, Taylor and Downs, San Francisco, 1981-1986.
  • Memberships/Awards:Active with several civic and community groups including Rotary International (Past President), Board of Directors for the Alturas Community Theater, Trustee of the Modoc County Law Library, past director for Northern California Senior Legal Services, member of the Juvenile Justice Commission and member of the California Judges Association. Member of the State Rural Courts Education Committee.
  • Education:Graduated U.C. Davis 1976, and graduated U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 1981.

Judge David A. Mason

History, Accomplishments and Awards

  • Appointment: Appointed to the Modoc County Superior Court March 26, 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Past Employment: Associate, Hunter & Voss, Attorneys at Law, May 1981- April, 1985; Deputy District Attorney, Calaveras County, May, 1985- April, 1988; Assistant District Attorney, Modoc County, May 1988- April, 1996; Solo private practice in Alturas, California, May 1996- March, 2009.
  • Memberships: 10 year member and past president, Alturas Chamber of Commerce; 12 year member and past president, Alturas Rotary Club; Member, Paul Harris Society; President, Rotary Clubs of Alturas Youth Foundation, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors and past president, Modoc Economic Development Corporation; Member and past president, Friends of the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge; President, Modoc County Bar Association, 1996-2009; Past Secretary, Modoc County Law Library; Member, Juvenile Justice Commission; Member, California Judges Association.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Law, Western State University, 1980; Juris Doctor, Western State University, College of Law, 1981.


Legal Process Clerk II
Katelyn Tate
Legal Process Clerk II       
Bekki Ingraham
Collections Clerk II      
Rhonda Kirkpatrick
Legal Process Clerk I      
Teresa Eames
Child Custody Recommending Counselor, Probate Investigator 
Joy Johnson
Family Law Facilitator/     Self-Help Attorney/Small Claims Advisor  Wendy Dier
Court Reporter 
Michele Dancer
Court Supervisor
Shannon Pedotti
Fiscal/HR Manager  
Brandy Malcolm
Court Executive Officer
Ronda Gysin
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