THOMAS M. ANDERSON
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, 2007 -
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2008 - 2009
Presiding Judge, 2010 - 2012
Public Defender, County of Nevada, 2000 - 2007
Public Defender, County of Lassen, 1996 - 2000
Attorney - Private Practice, San Francisco, CA 1982 - 1996: Criminal
and civil law, mediation, litigation and appeals.
Pro Tem: Office of Administrative Hearings and San Francisco Superior
Golden Gate University School of Law, JD 1981
Kent State University, BA 1973
CANDACE S. HEIDELBERGER
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2007 – present
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2010 - 2012
Presiding Judge, 2013 - 2015
Presiding Juvenile Judge, 2013 - present
Proposition 36 Court, 2008-present
Trustee, Nevada County Law Library, 2008-present
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, JD, May 1994 - Class
1994-1997: Private practice, handling a wide variety of cases,
including family, civil and criminal law; probate, guardianship and
conservatorship matters; and juvenile delinquency and dependency
cases. Served as an arbitrator under appointment by the Nevada
County Superior Court.
1997-2002: Deputy public defender, Placer County Public Defender’s
Office, assigned to juvenile dependency cases.
2002-2007: Private practice, representing indigent parents and
children in juvenile dependency proceedings in Placer County
pursuant to a contract with the Placer County Courts (2002-2007);
and representing indigent parents in juvenile dependency proceedings
in Nevada County first under the supervision of the Nevada County
Public Defender’s Office pursuant to a memorandum of understanding
(2002-2004), and then pursuant to a contract with the Nevada County
1996-2007: Served as a panel attorney for the Central California
Appellate Program, appointed to represent indigent parties in their
Judge Heidelberger has resided in Nevada County since 1976.
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2012 – present
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2016 - present
Golden Gate University School of Law, JD 1979.
University of California, Berkeley, BA - English, 1975.
1980 - 1981: Staff attorney at Toward Utility Rate Normalization in
San Francisco, CA, representing the interests of utility consumers at
the California Public Utilities Commission.
1981 - 1988: Associate attorney at Kazan, McClain in Oakland, CA
representing plaintiffs in asbestos and medical malpractice cases.
1989 - 1993: Associate attorney at Saperstein, Seligman in Oakland,
CA representing claimants in discrimination class action cases.
1994 - December 2012: Private practice handling employment discrimination and elder abuse cases.
Judge Sloven has resided in Nevada City since 2000.
L. "BOB" TAMIETTI
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada 2003 – present
Judge Tamietti is assigned to the Truckee Branch of the Superior Court.
B. SCOTT THOMSEN
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, December
Assistant Presiding Judge, 2013 - 2015
Presiding Judge, 2016 - present
Commissioner, Superior Court of California, Nevada and Sierra Counties,
Juvenile Hearing Officer for the Superior Court of California, County
of Nevada, 2000 to May 2005
Judge Thomsen received his juris doctorate degree from the University
of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He received his Bachelor of
Science degree in Business administration from Menlo College.
Judge Thomsen began his legal career handling insurance defense
litigation. From 1990 to 1996, he was a general practitioner and
handled a wide variety of civil litigation. In 1996 he became certified
as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board
of Legal Specialization. From 1996 to his appointment as Commissioner,
he handled family law, dependency, delinquency and criminal defense
As Commissioner, Judge Thomsen was assigned to handle the Family
Law Title IV-D calendar for Sierra and Nevada Counties, Family Law
matters assigned to Department 5 (Nevada City Branch) and Department
B (Truckee Branch), Adult and Juvenile Traffic calendar (Truckee
Branch), Civil Settlement Conferences (Truckee Branch), small claims
appeals and other civil and criminal cases as assigned.
Judge Thomsen is currently assigned to Department 3, primarily handling
family law, probate guardianship, domestic violence and juvenile
Faculty, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 CJER Family Law Overview Course
Faculty, 2011 - 2015 Domestic Violence + Self Represented Litigants Conference
Faculty, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 AB1058 Statewide Child Support Conference
Faculty, 2008 & 2009 judicial ethics elective training for Commissioners, 2012 Elective Ethics
Faculty, 2009, 2015 Family Law Institute
Faculty, training Commissioners & Judges on use of the Guideline
Child Support Calculator 2008/2009
Faculty, 2009 Family Dispute Resolution Statewide Educational Institute
Faculty, Nevada County Family Law Department Annual Update, 2001,
2002, 2006 - 2010
Faculty, Nevada County Dependency Law Update, 2003
Faculty, 2011 Granlibakken Conference
Member, Elkins Task Force & Faculty for Implementing Elkins in Family Court
Trustee, Nevada County Law Library 2010 to present
California Judges Association 2006 to present
Faculty, 2014 Nevada County Bar Association, Collateral Consequences to Convictions in Dependency
Member, Judlicail Council Famil & Juvenile Law Advisory Committee, 2015 - present
Liason, Family and Juvenile Presiding Judges Advisory Committee, 2015 - present
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Nevada,
2015 - present
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1989
Dartmouth College, B.A. 1985
1989-1990: Law Clerk to the Hon. J. Lawrence Irving, United States
District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego), assisting
the Court with adjudication of civil and criminal cases.
1990-1994: Associate and Senior Associate Attorney at Irell &
Manella (Orange County), with a general business litigation practice
and specializing in business litigation, environmental litigation,
and white-collar criminal defense.
1995-2000: Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division,
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (Orange
County), prosecuting federal criminal cases.
2000-2009: Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division,
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento),
prosecuting federal criminal cases and specializing in white-collar
2009-2014: Chief, White Collar Crimes Unit, Criminal Division, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento),
prosecuting federal criminal cases and specializing in white-collar
crime prosecutions, managing team of white-collar criminal prosecutors.
2007-2014: Judge Pro Tem, Superior Court of California, Nevada,
Placer and Sacramento Counties.
Judge Tice-Raskin is currently assigned to Department 2, adjudicating
Court Commissioner - Superior Court of
California, Nevada & Sierra Counties - 2011 to present
Current Assignment - Dept. 5 Nevada City
Branch, Dept. B Truckee Branch, Dept. 1 Sierra County Court
Faculty, AB 1058 Statewide Child Support
Conference - 2011, 2014, 2015
Faculty, Nevada County Annual Family L aw
Update - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Faculty, Cow Counties Judges Institute - 2012
Board of Directors, District II Representative,
California Court Commissioner’s Association – 2012 - Present
Treasurer, California Court Commissioner’s
Association – 2015 - Present
Child Support Commissioner Education Advisory
Group – 2013 - Present
Commissioner Yvette Durant earned her Juris
Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in
Seattle, WA in 1991. Prior to that, she obtained a Bachelor's
of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno graduating with
High Distinction in 1987. Commissioner Durant grew up in Reno,
Nevada and was introduced to Nevada and Sierra Counties in 1978 when
she began spending summers in Truckee, CA with her family at a small
cabin built by her father. She holds licenses to practice law in
California, Nevada and Washington. Prior to being appointed as
the Court Commissioner, she managed her own law office and served as
a Judge Pro Tem in Nevada, Placer and El Dorado Counties, as well as
a court appointed arbitrator for Nevada County.
Commissioner Durant is assigned to hear family
law and motion matters including custody, child support, spousal
support, property division and attorney’s fees; family law
settlement conferences and trials; small claims appeals; domestic
violence and civil harassment restraining orders; adult and juvenile
traffic calendars; and all Title IV-D child support matters.
She considers it an honor to serve the citizens of Nevada and Sierra
Counties as their Court Commissioner.