The Honorable Jon N. Kapetan

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 33


The Hon. Jon N. Kapetan is a judge for the Superior Court of Fresno County, California. He was elected to the bench in 2002 and was re-elected in 2008. He was automatically re-elected in 2014 to a new term after running unopposed.

Judge Kapetan received a Masters in Education from California State University, Fresno.

Prior to his election to the bench, Kapetan was a Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Serious Habitual Offender Program in Fresno County, California. He then moved into private practice at Kapetan & Kapetan a family firm.

Judge Kapetan supported the California "Three Strikes" law, and "Use a Gun and You're Done," registration for sexual predators. He was also a supporter of having juveniles placed on trial in adult court in serious and violent felony matters. When he was first running for the bench he was endorsed by the Fresno County Prosecutors' Association.

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