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The Honorable Keith H. Fudenna

Alameda County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Court Info

Alameda County Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Biography

The Hon. Keith H. Fudenna (Ret.) was a judge for the Alameda County Superior Court in California. He was originally appointed to the Alameda Municipal Court in 1997 by former governor Pete Wilson. He was subsequently elevated to the Superior Court in 1998. At the time of his appointment, Fudenna was the first Asian American judge to serve on the Freemon-Newark-Union City Municipal Court. The Hon. Victor A. Rodriguez filled the vacancy created by his retirement in 2017.

Fudenna graduated with his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1974.

Prior to being appointed to the Municipal Court, Fudenna was serving as a court commissioner. He also worked as a deputy district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office from 1975 to 1980.

While on the bench, Fudenna presided over traffic, misdemeanor, and family law calendars, and also served as a Probate Court Judge at the Freemont Hall of Justice.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1974)

B.S. from University of California, Berkeley (1971) (Mechanical Engineering)

Career

Judge at Alameda County Superior Court in Alameda County, California (1998 to 2017)

Judge at Alameda Municipal Court in Alameda County, California (1997 to 1998)

Court Commissioner at Alameda County Superior Court in Alameda County, California (1990 to 1997)

Deputy District Attorney at Alameda County District Attorney's Office in Alameda County, California (1975 to 1980)

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