Judge Mize was appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court bench in 2000, and has served as Assistant Presiding and Presiding Judge. He spent most of his legal career in family law prior to his judicial appointment, and has a Masters in Social Work.
Judge Mize believes strongly in giving back to the community – both the legal community and the community at large. He is a founding member of “Sharing God’s Bounty” (providing ”over one million meals since its inception” to the hungry) and Voluntary Legal Services Program (providing legal assistance to the indigent). He is one of the leading forces behind the annual Court-Clergy Conference, exploring faith and justice issues. In addition, Judge Mize is a past awardee of the Sacramento Diocesan St. Thomas More Award and the STMS Integrity Award.