Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 3rd Floor
Kandis A. Westmore
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
|Criminal Law & Motion||1st & 3rd Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|Criminal Duty Matters||Daily during duty months||9:30 a.m.|
|Civil Law and Motion||1st & 3rd Thursdays||11:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Tuesdays||1:30 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Susan Imbriani||510-637-3525|
|Civil Case Docketing||Cynthia Lenahan||510-637-3538|
|Criminal Case Docketing||Kelly Collins||510-637-3539|
|Email for Proposed Orders:||KAWpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for PDF Follow-Ups:||
About Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore
Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore was appointed in February 2012, and she serves as a member of the Court's Standing Committee on Criminal Justice Act Administration.
Judge Westmore received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989, and her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997, all while working full-time and being a wife and mother of two young children. During her last semester of law school, Judge Westmore served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division.
Judge Westmore began her professional legal career at an Oakland-based boutique law firm specializing in plaintiffs' civil rights litigation. In 1999, she joined the Oakland City Attorney's Office as a Deputy City Attorney, initially handling code enforcement and drug nuisance abatement cases. She later served in the Litigation Division as one of two law and motion attorneys, where she defended the City and its employees on a wide range of matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including civil rights, personal injury, inverse condemnation, labor and employment, and complex litigation. In 2007, she secured an injunction requiring the City’s contractor to pick up garbage during a months-long strike that triggered a public health and safety crisis across the City.
Previously, Judge Westmore served as President-Elect of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), and volunteered for the ACBA Volunteer Legal Services Corporation’s Pro Bono Program representing low-income individuals who otherwise cannot afford representation in family law cases.