For 30 years prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Dahl practiced law in Sacramento as a senior partner with the firm of Dahl, Hefner, Stark & Marois. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Pacific in 1942. Afterward, he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant. He received his law degree from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco in 1949.
Judge Dahl was involved extensively in service to his
community, acting as Regent of the University of the Pacific,
Stockton, since 1980, and held numerous leadership
positions in the Boy Scouts of America. In 1993, Judge Dahl
was honored by the Sacramento County Bar Association as
Judge of the Year.
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