Don received his early education in Stockton. He began work at age 15 to help his family financially.
Don was encouraged to attend Stockton Junior College while working 40 hours a week.
He went on to Sacramento State College, graduating in the top 10% of his class. He attended UC Berkley Law School, where he graduated in the top third of his class, and passed the State Bar in 1964.
Having been the recipient of a scholarship for law school, Don immediately began to repay that support by helping other struggling students.
His first position was in the office of the San Joaquin District Attorney, and lasted there until 1971. That same year, he joined the Law practice of McFall, Burnett, Martin and Asher.
As a private attorney, Don included pro-bono work for non-profit organizations and all adoptions.
In 1981, Don was appointed as the Municipal Court Judge for Manteca and remained in that position until his untimely death in 1996.
While he was President of the Manteca Rotary, Don initiated the recognition of Peace Officers at Law Day. This award was later renamed The Don Asher Memorial Award.
We are honored to induct Don Asher into the Manteca Hall of Fame in the field of Government.