Susan2 (3)The Honorable Susan Irene Etezadi was elected to the San Mateo Superior Court bench on June 6, 2006, for a term commencing on January 8, 2007. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger subsequently appointed Judge Etezadi to the San Mateo Superior Court bench on August 11, 2006. Judge Etezadi was sworn in as a San Mateo Superior Court Judge on September 8, 2006. Judge Etezadi is the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge in San Mateo where she handles delinquency and dependency cases. Prior to this assignment she was the Criminal Presiding Judge in Redwood City from July 2009 through July 2010. Previous judicial assignments have also included Family Law and the Northern Court in South San Francisco. Judge Etezadi is a member of the Iranian-American Bar Association, the California Judges Association, and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.  Prior to being elected and appointed to the bench, Judge Etezadi was a Deputy District Attorney for San Mateo County from December 1984 to September 2006. In this capacity, Judge Etezadi prosecuted career criminal cases, sexual assault cases, homicide cases, insurance fraud cases and environmental law violations. As a prosecutor, Judge Etezadi taught Criminal Procedure courses at the San Mateo Community College, trial advocacy at the National College of District Attorneys in Columbia, South Carolina and also taught throughout California for the California District Attorney’s Association. As a prosecutor, Judge Etezadi served on the boards of the San Mateo Legal Aid Society, California Women Lawyers and the San Mateo Bar Association, Women Lawyers’ Section.  Judge Etezadi teaches Principles and Procedures of the Criminal Justice System at San Mateo Community College and teaches Criminal Procedure at the San Francisco Law School.  Judge Etezadi is a judicial volunteer for High School Mock Trial, Citizens’ School (mock trial for grade school students) and East Palo Alto Youth Court. Judge Etezadi is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and the University Of San Diego School Of Law.