Meet the Solano County Family Law Bench:
Shauna L. Chastain, Dept. 14, Judge (Fairfield branch of the Solano County Superior Court):
Judge Chastain was appointed to the bench in 2018 and is the Supervising Family Law Judge. Judge Chastain was a family law practitioner and Certified Family Law Specialist before becoming a family law judge.
The Supervising Family Law Judge is tasked with ensuring that the importance of the family court is known to the other bench officers, that the resources necessary to serve family law litigants (sufficient judges, mediators, evaluators, minor's counsel) are available, overseeing ongoing training for other family law judges and staff, developing appropriate court procedures, and other important matters that heavily impact family law practitioners and litigants alike.
Dora Rios, Dept. 16, Judge (Fairfield branch of the Solano County Superior Court):
Judge Carringer was appointed to the bench in 2017, and has been assigned to the Family Law bench ever since. Judge Rios was employed with the Solano County Alternate Public Defender's office prior to her appointment.
Stephen Gizzi, Dept. 3, Judge (Fairfield branch of the Solano County Superior Court):
Judge Gizzi was in private practice, offering arbitration and mediation services prior to his appointment to the Solano County bench in 2018.
David Haet, Dept. 20, Commissioner (Fairfield branch of the Solano County Superior Court):
Commissioner Haet presides over family law matters as well as child support actions handled by the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). Commissioner Haet was named the California Bar Association's 2008 Judicial Officer of the Year. Commissioner Haet was a family law attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist prior to becoming a Solano County Superior Court Family Law Commissioner.