Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson

Magistrate Judge
Thomas S. Hixson

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom A - 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
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 415-522-4708
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Hilary Jackson 415-522-4261
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:
New! Email for Settlement-Related Communications: 
Email for PDF Follow-Ups &
                   Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

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.