District Judge Vince Chhabria

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion Thursdays 10:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Wednesdays  10:00 a.m.
Pretrial Conferences Mondays 1:30 p.m.
Trials Monday–Wednesdays & Fridays (no trials on Thursdays) 8:30 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Kristen Melen 415 522-4173
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Felicia Brown 415-522-2063
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
415-522- 4173
Email for Proposed Orders: vcpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Criminal Docket Corrections:
Felicia_Brown@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About District Judge Vince Chhabria

Born 1969 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on July 25, 2013, and re-nominated on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Susan Yvonne Illston
  • Confirmed by the Senate on March 5, 2014, and received commission on March 7, 2014


  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1991
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1998

Professional Career:

  • Staff member, U.S. Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey, Washington D.C. and California, 1992-1995
  • Law clerk, Hon. Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998-1999
  • Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999-2000
  • Litigation associate, Keker & Van Nest, San Francisco, California, 2001
  • Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 2001-2002
  • Litigation associate, Covington & Burling, San Francisco, California, 2002-2004
  • Deputy city attorney for government litigation, San Francisco, California, 2005-2014; co-chief of appellate litigation, 2011-2014