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The Honorable Judy Holzer Hersher

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 92 (website)

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Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 92 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (916) 875-5192


The Hon. Judy Holzer Hersher is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former governor Gray Davis.

Judge Hersher receive her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1972. She went on the earn her M.A. from Georgetown University in 1975 and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1984.

After graduating from law school, Hersher joined the law firm of Downey, Brand, Seymour, and Rowher, where she was practicing as a partner at the time of her appointment to the bench.

She has served as past-president of the Temple B'nai Israel. During which time she was instrumental in establishing the Sacramento Area Hate Crimes Task Force after the temple experienced a terrorist act in 1993. Hersher also helped to establish the Leonard M. Frieman Bar Association, which seeks to unite members of the Jewish community.

Hersher received the Judge of the Year Award in 2012 from the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Her memberships have included the King Hall Alumni on the Bench Associaton, the Women Lawyers of Sacramento, and the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Judge Hersher is an avid writer. She has had numerous articles appear in the Sacramento Lawyer magazine and has also co-authored a civil jury instruction handbook based on California law.


J.D. from University of California, Davis (1984)

M.A. from Georgetown University (1975)

Bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Albany (1972)


Partner at Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rowher in Sacramento County, California (1984 to 2000)

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