United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

District Judge William H. Orrick

San Francisco Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Please see Scheduling Notes for courtroom information
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.
Pretrial Conferences Mondays 2:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences Tuesdays 2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Jean Davis 415-522-2077
Civil Case Docketing Alfred Amistoso 415-522-2006
Criminal Case Docketing

Case terminal digits 1-3: Ruby Woo 415-522-2076
Case terminal digits 4-6: Lori Murray 415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 7-0: Mark Jenkins 415-522-2042
Email for Proposed Orders: WHOpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
WHOpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About District Judge William H. Orrick

Born 1953 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on June 11, 2012 and renominated on January 3, 2013, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Breyer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2013, and received commission on May 16, 2013.


  • Yale University, B.A., 1976
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah, Georgia, 1979-1984; acting managing attorney, 1981; supervising attorney, 1982-1984
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1984-2009, 2013
  • Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2012; counselor, 2009-2010; deputy assistant attorney general, 2010-2012