California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer, has filed
for divorce from his wife, Nadia, reports the San Jose
Lockyer is a household name among California lawyers, thanks to his
prominent tenure as the state’s Attorney General from 1999 to 2007.
As Attorney General, Bill Lockyer was unconventional. Bill was known for
being a liberal Democrat who favored the death penalty. He shocked California
judges by arguing cases personally, as Attorney General. In 2000, he
appeared before the state Supreme Court in the case of Hi-Voltage
Wire Works Inc. v. City of San Jose, a move that has been dubbed by
California Lawyer Magazine as the most controversial thing
he did as AG.
He is also recognized for establishing one of the largest civil
rights offices in the country, and fighting against elder abuse.