Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 3rd Floor
Donna M. Ryu
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
|Criminal Law & Motion||2nd & 4th Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|or during the regular criminal calendar when Mag. Judge Ryu is on criminal calendar duty|
|Criminal Duty Matters||Daily During Duty Months||9:30 a.m|
|Civil Law and Motion||2nd & 4th Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Wednesdays||1:30 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Ivy Garcia||510-637-3639|
|Civil Case Docketing||Valerie Kyono||510-637-3537|
|Criminal Case Docketing||Kelly Collins||510-637-3539|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||DMRpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for PDF Follow-Ups:||
About Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu
Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu was appointed in 2010. Before joining the Court, she served as a Clinical Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and as Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University Law School. Her clinical courses included instruction on negotiation, mediation, and trial techniques, as well as employment and social security disability law. She also taught in the area of legal ethics.
She began her legal career with McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco before joining an Oakland-based firm specializing in civil rights class actions. She later formed her own firm, Ryu, Dickey & Larkin. She has extensive experience in discovery and motion work, as well as trial work involving complex litigation.
She has been honored as a California Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law. She is also the recipient of the Asian American Bar Association's Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy, and the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching. She co-designed and served on the faculty of a national training institute on class actions, and has written and lectured extensively in the areas of employment law, discovery, attorneys' fees, class actions, and professionalism in lawyering.
Judge Ryu graduated with honors from Yale University, and received her law degree in 1986 from U.C. Berkeley Law School, where she was a founder of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice.