Shanda Harry, who currently serves as Deputy County Counsel for Lake County is pleased to announce her candidacy for Superior Court Judge, Department 4.

“I am seeking the Office of Lake County Superior Court Judge to continue my service to our community,” said Harry. With a strong belief in justice and integrity, Harry is committed to protecting the people of this County while making the system work fairly. “The system has to be understandable and function based on what the law is, not who you are, using facts and circumstances. Most importantly, all who enter my courtroom will be listened to and treated with the dignity and respect to which they are entitled.”

Harry’s family has lived in Lake County for three generations giving her deep roots here. “I cherish this county and will work to ensure a safe, strong, successful community while protecting and preserving our County’s history, unique resources and diverse culture.”

Harry has 17 years of legal expertise and an extensive and impressive background as Deputy County Counsel, Deputy District Attorney, Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney and Litigation Associate for several large law firms. She has experience in all aspects of criminal, governmental and civil law including environmental, child welfare, employment, entertainment, copyright, contract, land use and general business litigation at the Federal and State court level.

Harry is a member of the Lake County, California and Federal Bar Associations. She is a graduate of UCLA and UCLA School of Law.

As well as being dedicated to her legal career, Harry loves spending time with her family, volunteering with animal rescue organizations and raising money for the American Cancer Society and Pediatric AIDS. Harry is a member of  Soroptimists and 100+ Women Strong.  She also supports Lake County’s annual high school mock trial competition.


Shanda M. Harry

  • Deputy District Attorney for the County of Lake – Office of the District Attorney from 2007-2011
  • Deputy County Counsel at the County of Lake from 2011 to present
  • Obtained a law degree from UCLA School of Law in 2000
  • Member of the Lake County Bar Association, California Bar Association and Federal Bar Association