The Honorable Susanne M. Fenstermacher

Contra Costa County Superior Court, Department 15

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Biography

The Hon. Susanne M. Fenstermacher is a judge for the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005.

Fenstermacher earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She then completed a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

She began her legal career working with her father as an attorney at O.F. Fenstermacher Professional Corp., where she specialized in family law for nineteen years. Then, in 1998, when her father retired, she started her own private practice as a sole practitioner.

Fenstermacher served as President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association as well as the chairperson of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel. She was also the first female President of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce.

She has sat on the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa Barrister Association and the Board of Trustees for the Contra Costa Legal Services Foundation.

Her father, the Hon. Oliver Fenstermacher, served on the Superior Court of Contra Costa County during the 1960s.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Susanne M. Fenstermacher

Recent Rulings by Hon. Susanne M. Fenstermacher

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