Portrait of District Judge James Donato

District Judge James Donato 

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 11, 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion 2nd & 4th Wednesdays               10:30 a.m. in San Francisco
Civil Law & Motion Thursdays 10:00 a.m.
Civil Pretrial Conferences Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
Case Management Conferences Thursdays 10:00 a.m.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Lisa R. Clark 415 522-2066
jdcrd@cand.uscourts.gov
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections
& PDF Follow-Ups
Hilary Jackson 415 522-4261
Hilary_Jackson@cand.uscourts.gov
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6: Lori Murray 415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9: Mark Jenkins 415-522-2042
Email for Criminal Docket Corrections: CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov
Chambers
415-522-2066
Email for Proposed Orders: jdpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller
Lynn_Fuller@cand.uscourts.gov
415-522-4051

About District Judge James Donato

Born 1960 in Pasadena, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by James Ware
  • Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 2014, and received commission on February 26, 2014

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1983
  • Harvard University, A.M., 1984
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1988

Professional Career:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Procter R. Hug, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1990-1993, 1996-2014
  • Deputy city attorney, San Francisco, California, 1993-1996