A San Jose woman was appointed to a judgeship in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday.
Shelyna V. Brown, 41, has served as an attorney in the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office since 1997. The new judge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.
She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Eugene M. Hyman. Brown, who is a Democrat, will receive a compensation of $178,789.