Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has announced Attorney Dana Gutierrez as her judicial nominee to the Superior Court of Guam. If confirmed, Attorney Gutierrez will serve as the 8th Superior Court of Guam Judge.
“After vetting a list of recommended candidates from the Guam Bar Association, a series of interviews, and a great deal of thought—I am proud to appoint Attorney Dana Gutierrez to serve as a Superior Court Judge,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Attorney Dana Gutierrez possesses the judicial temperament, ethical grounding, intelligence, education, courage and integrity to ensure fairness, dispense justice, and be a good judge.”
“I have had the opportunity to work with Dana during my time at the Judiciary. I witnessed how hard she worked and the diligence she put into everything she did. I am confident in her abilities and I know that her superior moral character will help guide her to administer the kind of justice our island deserves,” added Lieutenant Governor Joshua Tenorio.
Ms. Gutierrez was born and raised in Guam. She is the daughter of Roland and Annie Gutierrez and is married to David Hurchanik. She attended Agaña Heights Elementary School, Agueda I. Johnston Middle School, and Bishop Baumgartner Junior High School. After graduating from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, she left Guam to complete undergraduate studies and law school in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and East Asian Area Studies from the University of Southern California, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California School of Law.
Ms. Gutierrez has over 20 years of experience working in the private and public sectors, serving as counsel to large local and international companies as well as numerous Government of Guam agencies and boards. She has particular expertise in labor and employment law, commercial and transactional law, with a focus on business planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
After law school, Ms. Gutierrez began her career in private practice as an associate with Carlsmith Ball LLP, later becoming a partner at Mair, Mair, Spade & Thompson and at Thompson, Gutierrez & Alcantara. She currently practices at Calvo Fisher & Jacob LLP.