District Judge Vince Chhabria Joins San Francisco Division

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is pleased to announce that District Judge Vince Chhabria has joined the court's San Francisco Division, filling the seat vacated when Judge Susan Illston took Senior Status in July of 2013.

Before taking the federal bench, Judge Chhabria was a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco from 2005-2014. He was in private practice in San Francisco from 2002-2004 as an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and in 2001 at Keker & VanNest LLP. From 2001-2002 he served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. In 1999-2000 he served as a law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals and in 1998-1999 he served as a law clerk to Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California.

Judge Chhabria received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1991. Between college and law school, Judge Chhabria worked as a legislative assistant for United States Representative Lynn Woolsey of California.

Judge Chhabria was confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 2014, received his commission on March 7, 2014 and was sworn in by Judge Charles Breyer on March 25, 2014. He will begin receiving cases from the assignment system in late April, including both new cases and reassignments from other judges. Judge Chhabria will hold proceedings in Courtroom 4 on the 17th floor of the San Francisco Courthouse. The court warmly welcomes Judge Chhabria to the federal bench.