Prosecutor Michael Carrozzo was sworn in as a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge Monday and soon will be assigned to a courtroom.
Carrozzo, 48, has worked as a deputy district attorney in Santa Barbara since 2007 and previously served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, as a U.S. Army captain and judge advocate at Fort Irwin, and as a private attorney.
He was appointed to the bench by Gov. Jerry Brown last Wednesday to replace retired judge George Eskin.
Carrozzo took the oath of office at a countywide judges meeting Monday in Solvang and will start a two-week orientation, according to Superior Court executive officer Darrel Parker.