United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Article III Judges of the Northern District

9 STAT 521
(1850)
1 seat
34 STAT 1253
(1907)
1 seat
42 STAT 837
(1922)
1 seat
52 STAT 584
(1938)
1 seat
60 STAT 260
(1946)
1 seat
Hoffman, Ogden Jr.
1851 – 1891

Morrow, William W.
1892 – 1897
(r. appt. 1891)

De Haven, John J.
1897 – 1913

Dooling, Maurice T.
1913 – 1924

St. Sure, Adolphus F.
1925 – 1949
(sr. 1947)

Erskine, Herbert W.
1949 – 1951

Friedman, Monroe M.
1952 – 1953
(r. appt. not conf.)

Hamlin, Oliver D. Jr.
1953 – 1958

Burke, Lloyd H.
1958 – 1988
(sr. 1979)

Patel, Marilyn H.
1980 – 2012
(sr. 2009)

Davila, Edward J.
2011 –

Van Fleet, William C.
1907 – 1923
(r. appt. 1907)

Kerrigan, Frank H.
1924 – 1935

Roche, Michael J.
1935 – 1964
(sr. 1958)

Wollenberg, Albert C.
1958 – 1981
(sr. 1975)

Schwarzer, William W
1976 – 2009
(sr. 1991)

Caulfield, Barbara A. 
1991 – 1994

Illston, Susan Y. 1995 –
(sr. 2013)

Chhabria, Vince
2014 – 

 

Partridge, John S.
1923 – 1926

Louderback, Harold
1928 – 1941

Goodman, Louis E.
1942 – 1961

Weigel, Stanley A.
1962 – 1997
(sr. 1982)

Vukasin, John P. Jr.
1983 – 1993

Chesney, Maxine M.
1995 –
(sr. 2009)

Seeborg, Richard G.
2010 –
Welsh, Martin I.
1939 – 1953
(sr. 1947)

Lemmon, Dal M.
1947 – 1954

Halbert, Sherrill
1954 – 1966

Seat relocated to
new Eastern District
of California by
80 STAT 75 (1966)
Harris, George B.
1946 – 1983
(sr. 1970)

Schnacke, Robert H.
1970 – 1994
(sr. 1983)

Legge, Charles A.
1984 – 2001

White, Jeffrey S.
2002 –
63 STAT 493
(1949)
1 of 2 seats
63 STAT 493
(1949)
2 of 2 seats
75 STAT 80
(1961)
1 of 2 seats
75 STAT 80
(1961)
2 of 2 seats
80 STAT 75
(1966)
1 of 2 seats
Carter, Oliver J.
1950 – 1976
(r. appt. 1950)
(sr. 1976)

Poole, Cecil F.
1976 – 1980

Henderson, Thelton E.
1980 – 
(sr. 1998)

Alsup, William H.
1999 –
Murphy, Edward P.
1950 – 1958

Sweigert, William T. 
1959 – 1983
(sr. 1973)

Orrick, William H. Jr.
1974 – 2002
(sr. 1985)

Jensen, D. Lowell 
1986 – 
(sr. 1997)

Breyer, Charles R.
1997 –
(sr. 2011)

William H. Orrick III
2013 –
MacBride, Thomas J.
1961 – 1966

Seat relocated to
new Eastern District
Of California by
80 STAT 75 (1966)

Zirpoli, Alfonso J.
1961 – 1995
(sr. 1975)

Ingram, William A.
1976 – 2002
(sr. 1990)

Armstrong, Saundra B.
1991 –
(sr. 2012)

Tigar, Jon S.
2013 –
Peckham, Robert F. 
1966 – 1993
(sr. 1988)

Ware, James 
1990 – 2012

Donato, James
2014 – 

80 STAT 75
(1966)
2 of 2 seats
84 STAT 294
(1970)
1 of 2 seats
84 STAT 294
(1970)
2 of 2 seats
92 STAT 1629
(1978)
1 seat
104 STAT 5089
(1990)
1 of 2 seats
Levin, Gerald S.
1969 – 1971

Renfrew, Charles B.
1971 – 1980

Lynch, Eugene F.
1982 – 1997
(sr. 1997)

Jenkins, Martin J.
1997 – 2008

Chen, Edward M.
2011 –
Conti, Samuel
1970 –
(sr. 1987)

Smith, Fern M.
1988 – 2005
(sr. 2003)

Hamilton, Phyllis J.
2000 –
Williams, Spencer M.
1971 – 2002
(sr. 1987)

Walker, Vaughn R.
1989 – 2011

Gonzalez Rogers, Yvonne
2011 –
Aguilar, Robert P.
1980 – 1996
(sr. 1996)

Fogel, Jeremy D.
1998 –

Whyte, Ronald M.
1992 –
(sr. 2009)

Koh, Lucy H.
2010 –  
104 STAT 5089
(1990)
2 of 2 seats
104 STAT 5089 
(2014)
1 seat
62 STAT 869
(1948)
Chief Judges
104 STAT 5089
(1990)
FJC Directors
Wilken, Claudia A.
1993 –
Freeman, Beth L.
2014 –
 1948–58 = Roche
1958–61 = Goodman
1961–70 = Harris
1970–1976 = Carter
1976–88 = Peckham
1988–90 = Ingram
1990–97 = Henderson
1997–2004 = Patel
2004–10 = Walker
2011–12 = Ware
2012–   = Wilken
1990–95 = Schwarzer
1999–2003 = Smith
2011–  = Fogel