The Honorable J.S. Hermanson - Presiding Judge

Judge Hermanson graduated from Westmont College in 1986 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science. In 1992, he graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of La Verne and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.

After obtaining his degree, he was employed as a Client’s Rights Advocate through the Inland Regional Center and later expanded his experience by opening his own law office in 1997.

During the 15 years he was in private practice, he practiced civil, probate, personal injury and family law. In 2007, he joined the Amador County District Attorney’s Office. His tenure ended as the lead felony prosecutor in 2012, when on January 7, 2013, he was elected Amador County Superior Court Judge.


The Honorable Renee C. Day - Assistant Presiding Judge

Judge Day studied law at the University of San Diego earning her Juris Doctor degree in 2002 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.

After obtaining her degree, she joined a private civil litigation practice handling personal injury, product liability, employment, insurance bad faith and elder abuse matters. After several years of civil litigation she joined a family law practice handling high conflict custody and complex property matters.

In 2010, after opening her own practice, she appeared frequently in Amador County Superior Court handling juvenile dependency and family law matters. In January 2013 she was appointed Superior Court Commissioner.

In November 2015 she was appointed Judge in the Amador County Superior Court.