The Hon. Cynthia M. Herrera is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. She was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on February 27, 2018, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge W. Michael Hayes.
Herrera earned a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She then received a J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Herrera has served in the Office of the District Attorney of Orange County since 1997. She began as a deputy district attorney, eventually becoming a senior deputy district attorney in the Homicide Unit in 2011.
She was a resident of Santa Ana, California at the time of her appointment to the bench.
Herrera is registered as a Democrat.