The Hon. Maureen A. Folan is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Leslie C. Nichols.
Folan earned a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in 1984. She then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1988.
She began her legal career in 1988. She first worked as an associate at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel. During her fifteen year tenure there, she primarily handled professional negligence cases. She would rise through the ranks, eventually becoming a shareholder and of counsel. Then, in 2003, she became of counsel at Needham, Davis, Kepner & Young. Six years later, just prior to her appointment to the bench, she moved to Davis & Young, where she briefly worked as of counsel.
Folan was raised in San Jose, California. She graduated from Presentation High School.
She is registered as a Democrat.