The Honorable Stephanie Garratt

San Mateo County Superior Court, Department 9

Biography

The Hon. Stephanie Garratt is a judge for the Superior Court of San Mateo County in California. She was elected to the bench on June 3, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Craig Parsons.

Garratt earned a B.A. in international relations and history from Syracuse University. She then completed a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

She began her legal career as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of San Mateo County in 1999. During her five year tenure there, she prosecuted violent felony cases. Then, in 2004, she was selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Superior Court of San Mateo County. She spent the next nine years presiding over criminal, domestic violence protection, traffic, small claims, and family law cases.

In 2013 her position as court commissioner was eliminated as a result of budget cuts to the Judicial Branch of the State of California. She was then immediately re-hired as a deputy district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney of San Mateo County, where she was assigned to the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Protection Unit.

She was a resident of Foster City, California at the time of her election to the bench.