San Francisco County Superior CourtPam Smith, The Recorder
Judicial Profile: Ron Albers
Commissioner gets top marks in bench quest
Commissioner Ron Albers is getting strong marks from both prosecutors and defense attorneys for his courtroom conduct and knowledge of criminal law. He's perceived as even-handed by attorneys who have appeared before him, which some say is notable given he was a public defender for more than 20 years. In that job, he was characterized by former coworkers and trial opponents as an aggressive, dyed-in-the-wool advocate for his clients.