HON. MARK A. MANDIO
HON. MARK A. MANDIO Judge Mark Mandio was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, which is a town just north of Philadelphia. He is the fourth of five siblings. His father is a World War II veteran and lawyer who practiced trusts and estate law. His mother is a homemaker. Judge Mandio earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University. Judge Mandio is a former Marine. He served for six years. His assignments included tank platoon commander and series officer at the Marine Corps recruit training depot in San Diego, California. He spent 11 years with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. His assignments included preliminary hearings, misdemeanors, general felonies, special prosecutions which included major fraud and elder abuse. Additionally, he served as the president of the Riverside County District Attorneys Association. Judge Mandio was elevated to the bench on November 3, 2006. Initially, he served in a family law assignment in Hemet. Thereafter, he served in the following assignments: criminal master calendar, criminal trials, and felony arraignments in the Southwest Justice Center. He is currently again in a criminal trial assignment. Furthermore, since January 2017, he has served in the Veterans Court assignment.
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE EILEEN C. MOORE
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE EILEEN C. MOORE graduated cum laude from University of California Irvine in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and she received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1978. In May 2004, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process. Justice Moore was appointed to the Superior Court of California, County of Orange in 1989 by Governor George Deukmejian and to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Three in 2000 by Governor Gray Davis. She has lectured extensively and received numerous awards. She has authored two books, “Race Results” and “Gender Results,” one about the treatment of African Americans and the other about the treatment of women by the U.S. Supreme Court and in popular culture. For 25 years, Justice Moore has been an author for Thomson West’s [formerly Bancroft Whitney] California Civil Practice series, and she has published numerous articles on a variety of legal and veterans’ issues. Justice Moore spent her non-judicial legal career in private practice in Newport Beach. From 1965 until 1972 she practiced as a registered nurse, including service as a combat nurse in Vietnam. She is a member of Vietnam Veterans of America.
KEVIN SNYDER is the principal attorney at Snyder Law, PC where a portion of his practice is defending active military service members and veterans across Southern California. Kevin earned his LL.M from the California Western School of Law; his JD from the University of Richmond School of Law, and completed his undergraduate studies at Boston College. Kevin served as a public defender in Orange County from 2006 – 2015, where he served an assignment staffing the collaborative courts, including Veterans Treatment Court. Now in private practice, Kevin continues to defend criminal justice-involved veterans and also enjoys volunteering his time at the Veteran's Legal Institute and as a member of the Veteran's Committee of the Orange County Bar Association.
JODI GALVIN has spent her career in public service. She is a seasoned attorney who has over 30 years of experience working within the criminal justice system. She served as a Public Defender Investigator for eleven years in both the Mental Health and Criminal sections, and also as a Los Angeles City Attorney Prosecutor for twenty-one years. Coming from a military-connected family, she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Veteran Justice Project. The CVJ projects main mission is to help military and justice-involved veterans utilize the military criminal statutes for alternative sentencing, diversion and get the services they need. She Chairs the Legal & Re-Entry Committee for the LA Veteran Collaborative, has been an active member of the LACBA Armed Forces Committee. Jodi has served on national, statewide and local veteran committees and projects..