The Hon. Paul O. Colin is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was elected to the bench in 2012.
Colin earned a B.A. in philosophy from Clark University in 1977. He then pursued a career in business, where he devoted nine years to high-tech. When he was thirty-five years old, he returned to school, completing a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1992.
Prior to his election to the bench, Colin served as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of Santa Clara County from 1993 to 2012. During his tenure there, he handled sexual assault, sexual predator, drug dealing, and DUI cases. He also prosecuted elder, real estate, and securities fraud cases.
His memberships have included the Santa Clara County Bar Association as well as the Government Attorneys Association. He has also been a volunteer for the Silicon Valley Humane Society.