Hon. Browder Willis '83
Browder Willis

The Honorable Browder Willis, a 1983 graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, has been a San Diego Superior Court Judge for the last 12 years, since working in the District Attorney's Office. Before law school, Judge Willis served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, was Vice President of the Deputy District Attorney Association, served on Public Lawyers Committee of the San Diego County Bar, Inns of Court and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Judge Willis was the 2008 Judicial Officer of the Year awarded by Chief Probation Officers of California, the 2008 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumnus of the Year, and received the 2010 STAR Award, San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission Outstanding Jurist Award in 2011.


  • December 14, 2013
    “It is so cool. It’s surreal. I can’t believe that it is finally here.” Those were the words spoken by Sara Kate Denton...
  • December 2, 2013
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m., at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San...
  • 6th Annual Alumni Association Judicial Officers Mixer
    October 4, 2013
    In a long standing tradition, retired Superior Court Commissioner Gary Bloch '81 gathered distinguished guests from the state and federal benches...
  • Welcome
    July 19, 2013
    “It is wonderful to see so many proud alums here,” said emcee Dave Beavans ’08, as he greeted the guests at the welcoming reception...
  • You Can Succeed
    March 27, 2012
    On Friday, March 30, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Board brought together a group of successful alumni...