Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom G —15th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Civil Law & MotionThursdays10:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences:Thursdays10:00 a.m.
Criminal Law & MotionThursdays10:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty MattersDaily During Duty Months10:30 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyRose Maher
Civil Case Docketing & Docket CorrectionsSee SF Civil Docketing
Criminal Case Docketing
Case terminal digits 0, 1, 4-6:Lori Murray415-522-2093
Case terminal digits 2, 3, 7-9:Mark Jenkins415-522-2042
Email for Proposed
New! Email for Settlement-Related
Email for PDF Follow-Ups & Criminal Docket (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements

The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements  and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules. 

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Magistrate Judge Hixson’s standing orders are set forth below:

The parties are not required to submit chambers copies for cases subject to electronic filing, except for documents that (1) are related to a pending motion and/or discovery dispute and (2) exceed 10 pages when combined.  (For example, if a motion is 8 pages and a supportive declaration is 5 pages, chambers copies are required. However, if there is a 20-page stipulation and proposed order, no chambers copy is required.)

For these documents only, the submitting party shall comply with Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7).  All chambers copies should be double-sided (when possible) and include:

  1. the ECF running header (case number, docket number, date, and ECF page number) at the top of each page; and
  2. if the filing includes exhibits, they must be clearly delineated with tabbed dividers.

These printed copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy” and submitted to the Clerk’s Office (not chambers), in an envelope marked with “Magistrate Judge Hixson,” the case number, and “Chambers Copy.”

Delivery Address

United States District Court
Office of the Clerk
450 Golden Gate Ave, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

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.