Commissioner Alin D. Cintean

Hon. Alin D. Cintean
Commissioner of the Superior Court of Sacramento County

Current Term: 9/15/23 - 9/14/26
Membership: Advisory member appointed by Chief Justice Guerrero
Internal Committees: Legislation Committee, Rules Committee

Commissioner Alin D. Cintean was appointed to the bench in 2020 and serves the Superior Court of Sacramento County. He has practiced law since 2005, initially as a prosecutor and subsequently as defense counsel. His expertise is in criminal law, and he was certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a juris doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Commissioner Cintean is a member of the Sacramento Court Criminal Law Committee, which is tasked with reviewing and analyzing new developments in criminal law, developing best practices for judges and court personnel, developing policies, and providing education and training. Commissioner Cintean has taken an active role in addressing the implementation of a new inmate management system. He is also a member of the Sacramento Court Temporary Judge program tasked with recruiting and training qualified attorneys to serve as temporary judges in the small claims and traffic divisions of the court. He was named Attorney of the Year by the Sacramento County Conflict Criminal Defenders organization in 2017.