New Fresno County counsel selected, starts April 28

The Fresno BeeMarch 28, 2014 

Fresno County's new county counsel, Daniel Cederborg, will be introduced Tuesday during the Board of Supervisors meeting.

Cederborg, 53, of Woodland, will come to Fresno after serving as assistant county counsel in Yolo County for eight years.

Prior to working in Yolo County, he worked for San Joaquin County in Stockton.

Cederborg has practiced law since 1986, graduating from the University of Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. He has a bachelor's degree from Seattle Pacific University.

He worked for private law firms until 2003, when he became a deputy county counsel in San Joaquin County. In 2006, he went to Yolo County.

"I am very impressed with what I felt was the (Fresno County) board's intention to make county government operate the best it can for its citizens," Cederborg said Friday.

Yolo County is significantly rural, but San Joaquin County, he said, is similar to Fresno County because it's mainly agricultural land surrounding a large urban hub.

Cederborg will become Fresno County's sixth county counsel. He replaces Kevin Briggs, 59, who is retiring after working as a lawyer for Fresno County for 26 years. His last day was Friday.

Briggs served as county counsel since 2009 after being interim county counsel and chief deputy county counsel. He took over for Dennis Marshall, who left in the middle of 2008 to go to work in Santa Barbara County. Marshall retired at the end of 2013.

The Fresno County counsel's office has 23 lawyers and eight support staff.

"We are thrilled that Dan Cederborg will be our next county counsel," said Andreas Borgeas, Fresno County Board of Supervisors chairman. "The Fresno County Board of Supervisors interviewed many qualified candidates and we are excited that he has accepted our offer."

Cederborg starts April 28. The county counsel's maximum salary is $169,702 Cederborg's salary was not released Friday.

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