A San Francisco judge disclosed that she had worked with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s daughter in the 1990s, according to a report form News Nation. Her disclosure might lead prosecutors and the defenders office to object to her role in presiding over the case against the man who broke into the Pelosi home to attack the speaker. 

Judge Loretta “Lori” Giorgi said that she had worked with Christine Pelosi in the San Francisco city attorney’s office together in the 90s but had not interacted in the subsequent years. 

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The attack on the Pelosi home in San Francisco led to the speaker’s husband, 82-year-old Paul Pelosi being clubbed with a hammer, resulting in injuries which required surgeries. The attacker, David DePape had broken into the Pelosi home on October 28 in search of the speaker, who was in Washington D.C. at the time.

“I do want to make a disclosure on the record that the daughter of Mr. Pelosi, Christine Pelosi, and I were in the city attorney’s office together in the 90s,” Giorgi told the court, adding, “And I have disclosed to counsel the interactions that I had when she and I were together. I haven’t seen or heard or talked to Ms. Pelosi after she left the office.”

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Who is Judge Loretta “Lori” Giorgi?

Judge Loretta “Lori” Giorgi is a judge of the Superior Court of the San Francisco County in California. Her current term will end in 2027. 

Not much is known about Judge Giorgi, however, it is known that she studied at the University of California Davis before moving on to study law at the Golden Gate University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. 

It is unknown when exactly she started practicing law and whether she worked in the private sector, but between 1985 and 2006, she worked at the city attorney’s office in San Francisco as the Deputy City Attorney. 

In 2008, she was elected to the Superior Court of San Francisco County without any opposition. She was re-elected in 2008, then again in 2014, and finally in 2020.