The Honorable Steve Hermanson

Amador County Superior Court, Department 1


The Hon. Steve Hermanson is a judge for the Amador County Superior Court in California. He was elected to the bench on January 2013. He filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. David Richmond (Ret.).

Judge Hermanson graduated with his B.A. in social science from Westmont College in 1986. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law in 1992.

He began his legal career as a client's rights advocate with the Inland Regional Center, before then going into private practice at his own law firm in 1997.

Ten years later, Hermanson left the private sector to join the Amador County District Attorney's Office, where he first worked as a deputy district attorney until 2012. It was at that time that he became the lead felony prosecutor for the Amador County D.A.'s Office, a position he would hold until his election to the bench the following year.

During his tenure on the bench, Judge Hermanson has served as the Presiding Judge of the Court. He has also been instrumental in leading the effort to establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Amador County.

In 1992, Hermanson competed in the Hawai'i Ironman Triathalon. In 1993, he was invited to become a member of the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team to compete in the 1996 U.S. Paralympics Games in Atlanta.

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