The Honorable J.S. Hermanson - Presiding Judge

Judge Hermanson graduated from Westmont College in 1986 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science. In 1992, he graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of La Verne and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.

After obtaining his degree, he was employed as a Client’s Rights Advocate through the Inland Regional Center and later expanded his experience by opening his own law office in 1997.

During the 15 years he was in private practice, he practiced civil, probate, personal injury and family law. In 2007, he joined the Amador County District Attorney’s Office. His tenure ended as the lead felony prosecutor in 2012, when on January 7, 2013, he was elected Amador County Superior Court Judge.


Renee C. Day - Child Support Commissioner / Research Attorney

Renée C. Day studied law at the University of San Diego earning her J.D. in 2002. Bar admissions include California (2002), US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (2002), US District Court, Northern District of California (2002), US District Court, Eastern District of California (2005).

Commissioner Day began her career as a civil litigation attorney in Santa Clara County, California, handling personal injury, employment, insurance bad faith and elder abuse matters. She eventually shifted her focus to family law and child advocacy.

Eager to move to a more rural setting, Ms. Day relocated to Camino in 2008 and has embraced life in the foothills. In 2010 Ms. Day began representing children and parents in Juvenile Dependency matters in Amador County Superior Court, in addition to her private practice in Placerville, which included guardianships, family law, adoptions and juvenile dependency.

In January 2014 Ms. Day joined the Amador County Superior Court bench where she serves as commissioner and staff attorney.