United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

Senior District Judge
Ronald M. Whyte

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 6 - 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Mondays 9:00 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion Fridays 9:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Fridays 10:30 a.m.
Pretrial Thursdays 2:00 p.m.
20 days before trial
Trial Mondays 1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Adriana Kratzmann
Civil Case Docketing Betty Walton 408-535-5513
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Email for Proposed Orders: RMWpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
RMWpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About Senior District Judge Ronald M. Whyte

Born 1942 in Pomona, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1991, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on February 6, 1992, and received commission on February 10, 1992. Assumed senior status on March 2, 2009.


  • Wesleyan University, A.B., 1964
  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:

  • Private practice, Claremont, California, 1967-1968
  • U.S. Navy, JAG Corps, 1968-1971
  • Private practice, San Jose, California, 1971-1989
  • Judge, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 1989-1992