David Krashna

Judge David Matthew Krashna was elected to the Alameda County California Superior Court in November 2000. He previously served as a Court Commissioner of that court from 1992 to his judicial election. He earned his B.A. in 1971 from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. in 1974 from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He practiced law for 17 years as a Legal Services attorney and private attorney specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights. Judge Krashna has taught courses at the California Center for Judicial Education and Research, B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California, the National Judicial College, is an adjunct law professor at John F. Kennedy University College of Law and is a Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. He has served on the California Judicial Council Court Interpreters’ Advisory Panel and Traffic Advisory Committee. He has presided in the Oakland Felony Drug Courts, Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Courts, and his current judicial assignment is in Family Law Court. Judge Krashna is involved in various community activities, such as addressing homelessness and truancy.


B.A., University of Notre Dame (1971)
J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law (1974)