United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

 

Magistrate Judge
Joseph C. Spero

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom G - 15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Fridays 10:30 a.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily During Duty Months 9:30 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion Fridays 9:30 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Fridays 2:00 p.m.
Staff
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Karen Hom 415-522-2035
jcscrd@cand.uscourts.gov
Civil Case Docketing Gina Agustine-Rivas 415-522-2087
Gina_Agustine@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
Chambers
415-522-3691
Email for Proposed Orders: JCSpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
JCSpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero

Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero was appointed in 1999. He has presided as trial judge in criminal and civil cases in a variety of subject areas, including patent, employment, civil rights, commercial contract, trademark, and federal misdemeanor cases. He has also served as a settlement judge in over 1000 cases.

He serves as the liaison judge for Pretrial Services and Probation, and as a member of the court's Technology Practice and Non-Appropriated Funds Committees.

A 1981 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, he clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He worked as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and as associate then partner at Coblentz, Cahen, McCabe & Breyer (now Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass).

While in private practice, he trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School and served as a mediator in the Northern District's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. He also served as a Judge Pro-Tem for the San Francisco County Superior Court.

Judge Spero served as pro bono counsel in a variety of cases. He received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Bar Association of the City of New York.