Senior District Judge Susan Illston

San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 1 - 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Fridays 11:00 a.m.
Civil Law & Motion Fridays 9:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences (Initial) Fridays 2:30 p.m.
Case Management Conferences (Further) Fridays 3:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Tracy Kasamoto 415-522-2028
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Aris Garcia 415-522-3619
Criminal Case Docketing

Case terminal digits 0-3: 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
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 Susan Illston

Born 1948 in Tokyo, Japan

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 23, 1995, to a seat vacated by Barbara A. Caulfield. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1995, and received commission on May 26, 1995. Assumed senior status July 1, 2013.


  • Duke University, B.A., 1970
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

  • Private practice, Burlingame, California, 1973-1995