Sylvia Hanna ’03 J.D. appointed judge in Tulare County, California

Author: Notre Dame Law School


California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Sylvia Hanna ’03 J.D. as a Tulare County Superior Court judge on Nov. 29, 2021.

“Sylvia is a very welcome addition to the Tulare County Superior Court. She has excellent legal experience and maintains all the required attributes to be a successful judge for many years,” said Presiding Judge David C. Mathias on behalf of the court.

Hanna was assigned to Tulare County’s misdemeanor criminal courts

Hanna had served as chief deputy public defender at the Tulare County Office of the Public Defender since 2019. She had held several positions in the Office of the Public Defender, including senior attorney and supervising attorney, since 2004. She served as a law clerk at the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office in 2003.