San Mateo, CA – (June 8, 2006) The Iranian American Lawyers Association congratulates Deputy District Attorney Susan Irene Etezadi in her winning the San Mateo County Superior Court judge's race.
Veteran prosecutor Susan Etezadi beat out former coworker and current defense attorney Lisa Maguire for a rare judicial seat, making her the first Iranian-American judge in the San Mateo county and one of the few judges chosen by voters.
Susan Etezadi received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and graduated from University of San Diego Law School in 1983. She spent 21 years with the District Attorney's Office and during her career, has prosecuted 71 jury trials and more homicides than any other woman in the San Mateo county and in January 2007, she will assume the seat on the Superior Court bench currently held by Judge John Schwartz, who retires in August after 20 years of service.
“It makes me very humble and proud that the people of San Mateo County voted for me. The courts belong to the people and a judge works for the public, the public has spoken. I am honored,” Etezadi said.