WLAC is proud to announce that Maria Morga, long term member and board member of WLAC, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Alameda County Superior Court.

In addition to her work with WLAC, Morga has served as Supervising Deputy State Public Defender at the Office of the State Public Defender since 2020 and has served in several roles there since 2004, including Senior Deputy State Public Defender and Deputy State Public Defender. She was an Associate at the Whatley Law Firm in 2004 and served as a Deputy Public Defender at the San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office from 2001 to 2003. Morga was General Counsel at ePredix Inc. in 2000 and an Associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Morga fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Trina L. Thompson. She is a Democrat.