Alameda County Judges

Alameda County Superior Court – new appointees

ACBA member Sharon L. Djemal, Berkeley, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Alameda County Superior Court. Sharon has been Program Director of the Consumer Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center since 2014, where she was Supervising Attorney from 2000 to 2014. She was a Soros Justice Fellow at the Urban Justice Center from 1998 to 2000. Sharon earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Wynne S. Carvill. 

Keith Kern Fong, Oakland, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Alameda County Superior Court. Keith has served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California since 2009. He was Senior Counsel and Associate at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP from 2002 to 2009. Keith served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California from 2001 to 2002, from 1993 to 1998 and in 1992. He was General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Discovery Foods from 1998 to 2001 and an Associate at Gordon & Rees from 1990 to 1993. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ronni B. MacLauren.

ACBA member David A. Pereda, Oakland, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Alameda County Superior Court. David has served as Special Counsel at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office since 2018. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California from 2016 to 2018 and as a Deputy City Attorney at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office from 2013 to 2016. He was a Staff Attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP from 2010 to 2013 and an Associate at Filice Brown Eassa McLeod LLP from 2005 to 2010. David earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jon R. Rolefson.