Senior District Judge
Maxine M. Chesney

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 7 - 19th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Wednesdays 2:15 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion Fridays 9:00 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Tracy Geiger 415-522-2041
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Maria Loo 415-522-2069
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

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

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About Senior District Judge Maxine M. Chesney

Born 1942 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by John P. Vukasin, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received commission on May 10, 1995. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2009.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1964
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1967

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Office of the San Francisco District Attorney, California, 1968-1979 
  • Judge, San Francisco Municipal Court, California, 1979-1983
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco, appointed and subsequently elected, 1983-1995