The Honorable Cynthia M. Herrera

Orange County Superior Court, Department C54


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.

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