Solano County

Governor taps former Solano attorney for judicial post

By From page A4 | November 22, 2012

FAIRFIELD — An Alameda County assistant public defender, who 25 years ago spent several months working as a deputy public defender for Solano County, was appointed Wednesday to a judgeship.

A year out of law school, Gregory A. Syren, 53, of Kensington, worked in Solano County. He also briefly worked for the Napa County Public Defender’s Office before getting hired in 1987 for the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.

Syren earned his law degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. Syren, a Democrat, fills a vacancy created by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Syren will earn $178,789 plus benefits in his new job as an Alameda County Superior Court judge.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • Just To Be ClearNovember 22, 2012 - 10:50 am

    Mr. Syren was appointed to be a judge on the Alameda County Superior Court.

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