District Judge William H. Orrick

San Francisco Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Please see Scheduling Notes for courtroom information
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
Civil Law & Motion Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.
Pretrial Conferences Mondays 2:00 p.m.
Case Management Conferences Tuesdays 2:00 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Jean Davis 415-522-2077
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Alfred Amistoso 415-522-2006
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 Addresses

Email for Proposed Orders: WHOpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Criminal Docket Corrections:
Alfred_Amistoso@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About District Judge William H. Orrick

Born 1953 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on June 11, 2012 and renominated on January 3, 2013, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Breyer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2013, and received commission on May 16, 2013.


  • Yale University, B.A., 1976
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

  • Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah, Georgia, 1979-1984; acting managing attorney, 1981; supervising attorney, 1982-1984
  • Private practice, San Francisco, CA, 1984-2009, 2013
  • Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2012; counselor, 2009-2010; deputy assistant attorney general, 2010-2012