The Honorable Linda A. McFadden

Stanislaus County Superior Court, Department 3


The Hon. Linda A. McFadden is a judge for the Stanislaus County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in 2002.

Judge McFadden received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Prior to being elected to the bench, McFadden had been a deputy district attorney with the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office for thirteen years. During her time with the D.A.'s office, she was assigned to the Homicide Team and the Drug Enforcement Unit. McFadden also led the Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit.

McFadden was certified as a criminal law specialist by the California State Bar Association.

Her memberships have included the National District Attorneys Association, the Modesto 500 Lions Club, and past-president of the Stanislaus County Peace Officers Association.

While on the bench, Judge McFadden has presided in the Criminal Department. She also served as a Presiding Juvenile Judge with the Juvenile Court.

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