Honorable Alice G. Vilardi (1945-2022)
It is with sadness that we share that news that Judge Alice G. Vilardi (ret.), who sat on the Alameda County Superior Court for 17 years, passed away on December 14, 2022. Judge Vilardi was appointed in 2001 by Governor Gray Davis after an inspiring career as a lawyer with the Santa Clara Public Defenders Office, the Hayward City Attorney’s Office, EBMUD, in private practice, and as a managing attorney for the Administrative Office of the Courts.
After joining the bench, Judge Vilardi first presided over criminal trials and calendars. Later, she was reassigned to Family Law where she also made her mark serving as Supervising Judge. In 2016, the California Lawyers Association recognized her as Judicial Officer of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the practice of family law.
Judge Vilardi was a leader on our court and active in statewide and local committees. She served as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee and sat on the Judicial Council’s Ethics and Fairness Curriculum Committee. Judge Vilardi taught ethics to new judicial officers and served as an instructor for CJER. Her influence also extended to numerous mentees, attorneys considering judicial careers, and newer judicial officers. We profoundly felt her absence when she retired in 2018.
Judge Vilardi earned a B.A. degree at Brown University and a J.D. at the former UCB Boalt Hall, now Berkeley Law.
There are no plans for a public service at this time.