The Hon. Jennifer Madden is a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. She was elected to the bench in 2016.
Judge Madden graduated with her B.A. in political science and African American studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1997. She was also a Georgetown University Public Policy Institute Fellow at the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform in 2012.
Madden would spend her entire legal career, outside of the bench, with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, where she would start out as a deputy district attorney in 1997. At the time of her election to the bench, Madden was serving as an assistant district attorney. During her fifteen-year tenure there, Madden served as the head of the D.A.'s Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit, where she was tasked with managing the units trial attorney's and staff as well as providing training to outside agencies about human trafficking.
She was also instrumental in the development of the Girls Court at the Juvenile Justice Center.
Her memberships have included the City of Oakland Public Safety and Services Commission, the California Association of Black Lawyers, and the Charles Houston Bar Association.
J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1997)
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1994) (Political Science, African American Studies)
Assistant District Attorney at Alameda County District Attorney's Office in Alameda County, California (2012 to 2016)
Deputy District Attorney at Alameda County District Attorney's Office in Alameda County, California (1997 to 2012)