Superior Court Judge | County of Mariposa
Judge Michael Fagalde was born and raised in San Jose, CA. His undergrad degree was in Recreation Administration and he worked several years as a Recreation Supervisor for the City of San Jose, serving primarily with low income populations. Following the massive cuts to local government services resulting from the passage of Prop 13, Mike enrolled in law school. Upon passing the bar he moved to Merced and practiced 2 1/2 years with the Merced County Public Defender’s Office, followed by 29 years in private practice, with offices in Merced and Mariposa, handling cases involving criminal defense, juvenile court, family law, and general civil matters. Mike is past president of the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation, a former member of the Board of Directors of the John C. Fremont Health Care District, past president of both the Merced and Mariposa County Bar Associations, and a past president and active member of the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club. Mike lives in Catheys Valley with his wife of 35 years, and has two adult children and three grandchildren.
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