Magistrate Judge Thomas S. HixsonSan Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom G —15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Please click the link below to join webinars (public hearings). If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you will be brought into the proceeding by court staff.
Webinar ID: 161 529 8466
Joining a Webinar by Phone or Other Connection
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a case participant (attorney, party, witness, or other person who will actively participate in the hearing), it is strongly recommended that you join Zoom using the Zoom application rather than by a telephone connection. If you must appear by telephone, the numbers posted for each judge are for the public and are listen-only, so you will need to contact the Courtroom Deputy (CRD) at least one business day before the hearing to request a Zoom invitation (which will be sent via email) in order to join the hearing as a case participant.
Local telephone dial-in:
US: +1 (669) 254-5252 or +1 (646) 828-7666
International numbers available: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/advFLxrTkx
H.323/SIP room system (Polycom/Tandberg/Cisco/etc.):
H.323: 184.108.40.206 (US West) or 220.127.116.11 (US East)
Joining Non-Public Hearings (Settlement Conferences, etc.)
The court will use Zoom Meetings (as opposed to Zoom Webinars) for settlement conferences and other non-public hearings. To join a meeting, click on the link below. You will initially enter a “waiting room” and will be admitted into the meeting by court staff.
Meeting ID: 160 317 6589
Join by Phone:
(669) 254 5252 US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/u/aRANolBV0
Join by SIP:
Join by H.323:
18.104.22.168 (US West) or 22.214.171.124 (US East)
Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.
|Civil Law & Motion||Thursdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences:||Thursdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Criminal Law & Motion||Thursdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Criminal Duty Matters||Daily During Duty Months||10:30 a.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Rose Maher|
|Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections||See SF Civil Docketing|
|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 Proposed Orders:||TSHpo@cand.uscourts.gov|
|New! Email for Settlement-Related Communications:||TSHsettlement@cand.uscourts.gov|
|Email for PDF Follow-Ups & Criminal Docket Corrections:||Hilary_Jackson@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)|
|For all media inquiries:||firstname.lastname@example.org||415-522-4051|
Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements
The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.
The pertinent parts of Magistrate Judge Hixson’s standing orders are set forth below:
The parties are not required to submit chambers copies for cases subject to electronic filing, except for documents that (1) are related to a pending motion and/or discovery dispute and (2) exceed 10 pages when combined. (For example, if a motion is 8 pages and a supportive declaration is 5 pages, chambers copies are required. However, if there is a 20-page stipulation and proposed order, no chambers copy is required.)
For these documents only, the submitting party shall comply with Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7). All chambers copies should be double-sided (when possible) and include:
- the ECF running header (case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number) at the top of each page; and
- if the filing includes exhibits, they must be clearly delineated with tabbed dividers.
These printed copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy” and submitted to the Clerk’s Office (not chambers), in an envelope marked with “Magistrate Judge Hixson,” the case number, and “Chambers Copy.”
Delivery AddressUnited States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
About Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson
Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson joined the Court in 2018 following nearly 20 years as a litigator in private practice in San Francisco.
Before taking the bench, Magistrate Judge Hixson was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, and before then an associate and then partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, and prior to that an associate at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP. His practice encompassed complex litigation in federal and state courts in fields including intellectual property, antitrust and unfair competition, energy regulation, water management and telecommunications.
Magistrate Judge Hixson is a past chair of the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section (now the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association). He has contributed to the Section’s treatise, California State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, published by Matthew Bender. His pro bono work while in private practice included serving as counsel in a complex challenge to telecommunications marketing practices before the California Public Utilities Commission and assisting tenants facing eviction via the San Francisco Superior Court’s Housing Negotiation Project. He also served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.
Magistrate Judge Hixson earned his undergraduate and law degrees, both magna cum laude, from Harvard. The year after graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge A. Wallace Tashima in Pasadena.