United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

District Judge James Donato 

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 11, 19 th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion 4th Friday of the Month 1:00 p.m. in Oakland
Civil Law & Motion Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.
Pretrial Conferences Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences  Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Lisa R. Clark 415 522-2066
jdcrd@cand.uscourts.gov
Civil Case Docketing Hilary Jackson 415 522-4261
Hilary_Jackson@cand.uscourts.gov
Criminal Case Docketing

Case terminal digits 1-3: Ruby Woo 415-522-2076
Case terminal digits 4-6: Lori Murray 415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 7-0: Mark Jenkins 415-522-2042
                       
                       
Email for Proposed Orders: jdpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
jdpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

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