Senior District Judge
Thelton E. Henderson

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 12 - 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Mondays 2:30 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion Mondays 10:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Mondays 1:30 p.m.
Pretrial Conferences Mondays 3:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Tracy Lucero
Civil Case Docketing Thelma Nudo 415-522-2067
Criminal Case Docketing

Case terminal digits 1-3: Desirae Kellenbarger 415-522-2076
Case terminal digits 4-6: Lori Murray 415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 7-9: Mark Jenkins 415-522-2042
Case terminal digit 0: Theresa Hoang 415-522-2074

Email for Proposed Orders:
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)

About Senior District Judge Thelton E. Henderson

Born 1933 in Shreveport, LA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 9, 1980, to a seat vacated by Cecil F. Poole. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1980, and received commission on June 30, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1990-1997. Assumed senior status on November 28, 1998.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1956
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:

  • U.S. Army Corporal, 1956-1958
  • Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1962-1963
  • Private practice, Oakland, California, 1964-1966
  • Directing attorney, East Bayshore Neighborhood Legal Center, East Palo Alto, California, 1966-1969
  • Assistant dean, Stanford Law School, 1968-1977
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1977-1980
  • Associate professor, Golden Gate University School of Law, 1978-1980