Superior Court gets new commissioner
Her considerable and varied resume — which includes being a Deputy District Attorney in Solano County, a stint as a Lassen County Superior Court commissioner and competing in marathons and bodybuilding contests — precedes her latest job.
Susan A. Rados will be the newest Solano County Superior Court commissioner, effective March 20, replacing Commissioner Robert Warshawsky, who dons his black robe for the last time today and will retire after a long legal career.
Judge Wendy G. Getty, presiding judge for Solano
County Superior Court, made the announcement in mid-February, saying in a press release, “Commissioner Rados is an accomplished judicial officer. Her experience, legal knowledge and work ethic will be an asset to our bench and the Solano County community.”
Rados serves as a court commissioner in the Lassen County Superior Court in Susanville. Before that, she served in the Lassen County District Attorney's Office for more than a year and the Solano County District Attorney's Office for seven years, which included handling complex cases in the Major Crimes Unit and the Special Teams Unit.
She earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in broadcast and electronic communication arts from San Francisco State University. She earned her law degree from Golden Gate University Law School in San Francisco.
Rados also has taught video production, editing, directing and media aesthetics at San Francisco State University. She is an avid athlete, and has competed in a number of marathons, including several Ironman competitions.
She began training in taekwondo at age 31, earning her black belt five years later. Rados competes in body-building competitions and is on her way to earning her pro card as a physique athlete.
Learning of her appointment as a court commissioner in Solano, Rados said, “I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Court and the people of Solano County as a court commissioner.
“It truly feels like a bit of a homecoming. I am excited to bring my experience home and hope to continue to ensure fair and impartial justice to the people of Solano County.”