As of September 18, 2019, former Judge Garry Ichikawa is no longer eligible to practice law, due to voluntary resignation. While we do not know the reason he chose to resign, we do know he was under investigation for continuing to sign court orders after his retirement.
We also know that Judge Christine Carringer, still a sitting Judge, currently the Supervising Family Law Judge at the time of this writing, also signed court orders on behalf of Garry Ichikawa, after his retirement.
Among many egregious acts, Garry Ichikawa, while a sitting judge, routinely disregarded credible evidence of physical and sexual abuse and violated FC3044.
It was routine practice for Judges Carringer, Ichikawa and Unger to ignore DV claims altogether. We have been able to quantitatively prove it to dispel any notion that the complaints of victims are merely anecdotal.
While we have accomplished a lot, we still don’t feel that we’re done.
If you have been harmed, you still need to file your complaints with the Presiding Judge in Solano County, the Commission on Judicial Performance and the Bar Association. Even if you believe the issue is resolved.
So many of you speak up on social media, but so few file formal complaints. The formal complaints are what matters, no entity investigates social media posts.
If most impacted victims took the time to write formal complaints, it would have made a tremendous difference.