FBANC Congratulates Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay on His Retirement

FBANC Congratulates Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay on His Retirement

JULY 17, 2018–Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay, 71, retired on June 27, 2018.  The Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (“FBANC”) congratulates Judge Quidachay on his well-earned retirement and thanks him for his countless contributions to the bench and bar.

Judge Quidachay was appointed to the San Francisco Municipal Court in 1983 by Governor Jerry Brown.  He is the first Filipino-American to be appointed as a judge in Northern California. In 1998, Judge Quidachay became a judge of the San Francisco Superior Court during unification of the superior and municipal courts.  He then served as Presiding Judge of the newly consolidated San Francisco Superior Court in 2000. Judge Quidachay completed his long-standing and well-respected career in the Housing/Real Property Court, where he presided since its inception in 2011.  

At the time of his retirement, Judge Quidachay was the longest serving judge of the San Francisco Superior Court.  He continues to serve as a visiting judge and, as demonstrated by his nearly 40 years on the bench, remains committed to public service.

Judge Quidachay’s Career

  • 1998-2018: Judge, San Francisco Superior Court 

  • 1983-1998: Judge, San Francisco Municipal Court

  • 1981-1983: Traffic Referee, San Francisco Municipal Court

  • 1980-1981: Partner, Lenvin, Gesmer & Quidachay

  • 1977-1980: Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office

  • 1974-1977: Staff Attorney, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation

Judge Quidachay graduated form San Francisco State University and earned his law degree form U.C. Berkeley, Law School.  At SF State, he co-founded PACE (Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor) and advocated for the creation of SF State’s now College of Ethnic studies, the first in the nation.  He was one of the founding members of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and continues to be a member of the Advisory Board. He has presided over the oath-taking ceremony of numerous FBANC Boards that have dedicated their time to serving the Filipino community.

FBANC is honored to host a reception celebrating Judge Quidachay’s retirement and service to the community in October 2018.  Details to follow.

FBANC is an organization of attorneys, judges, and law students dedicated to serving the Filipino community. Through the volunteer work of its members, including lifetime members, FBANC offers various service programs, including regular, free legal clinics, professional development programs for attorneys, and mentorship for law students and young attorneys.