To the Sonoma County Bar President, the Bar Board and to all attorneys:
After more than 45 years in a courtroom, it is time for me to retire. On reflection, I believe I managed to enjoy and complete a host of personal goals as both an attorney and as a judge, including spearheading the creation of the Town of Windsor, co-chairing the committee to create the Windsor Unified School District, chairing the successful bond campaign to raise $28.5 million for the Windsor Unified School District, serving as the president of the Sonoma County Bar Association, serving as the supervising judge of our Civil Division, sitting on the executive board of the California Judges’ Association, serving as president of the California Judges’ Foundation, sitting on the First District Court of Appeal, and serving alongside each of my colleagues for the past 16 years in our court.
I cannot thank my staff enough for all the years of faithful assistance in the courtroom and behind the scenes. My clerks, judicial assistants, and research attorneys have always work tirelessly and their work has always been stellar. Their combined work efforts have always been sincerely appreciated.
Also, I wish to thank all the attorneys with whom I have worked and all those who have appeared before me throughout the years. I have bragged about our Bar Association and its fine members numerous times while traveling throughout California teaching judges about the importance of working relationships between their Bench and their Bar Associations.
My last day with the court will be July 29, 2022. I wish each of you the very best in all future endeavors. Thank you for your trust and thank you for allowing me the pleasure of working with you and your clients for so many years; I have enjoyed every minute.
Judge Andy Wick