The Honorable Michael G. Idiart

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 31


The Hon. Michael G. Idiart is a judge for the Superior Court of Fresno County in California. He was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown on November 17, 2015, to replace the Hon. Carlos A. Cabrera.

Judge Idiart got his B.A. from St. Mary's College of California and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Idiart worked as an attorney in private practice from 1983 until his appointment. Idiart was with the District Attorney's Office from 1976 to 1982. Overall, he has over 30 years of criminal law practice. He served as a prosecutor for 7 years and as a criminal defense attorney for over 29 years in the Fresno, Madera and Tulare County areas.

Judge Idiart is certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.

He is a Democrat.

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