August 12, 2020
Directory of Judges

Effective July 1, 2020

Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh, Presiding Judge
Department 20, Courtroom 8C
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5120
Dept20@sanmateocourt.org

Hon. Leland Davis, III, Assistant Presiding Judge
Department 1, Courtroom 2H
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5101
Dept1@sanmateocourt.org

Donald J. Ayoob
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5127
Dept27@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 27
Courtroom 7B
Criminal Supervising Judge, Bridges Program Admitting and Review Judge, Drug Court-Proposition 36 Judge, Multiple DUI Court Judge, Trial Judge
Hugo Borja
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5131
Dept31@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 31
Courtroom M
Criminal, Traffic, DVPA/TRO Court Commissioner
Gerald J. Buchwald
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5110
Dept10@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 10
Courtroom 8D
Trial Judge
Danny Y. Chou
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5122
Dept22@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 22
Courtroom K
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge, Alternate Appellate Judge, Grand Jury Judge (until August 31, 2020)
Clifford V. Cretan
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5106
Dept6@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 6
Courtroom 2K
Trial Judge
Sean P. Dabel
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5126
Dept26@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 26
Courtroom 6A
Family Law Judge
Leland Davis, III
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5101
Dept1@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 1
Courtroom 2H
Assistant Presiding Judge, Commissioners and Pro Tems Supervising Judge, Trial Judge
Richard H. Du Bois
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5116
Dept16@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 16
Courtroom 7A
Trial Judge
Susan Irene Etezadi
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5118
Dept18@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 18
Courtroom B
Juvenile Supervising Judge
Nancy L. Fineman
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5104
Dept4@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 4
Courtroom 8B
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Law and Motion Judge
Jeffrey Finigan
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5124
Dept24@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 24
Courtroom 2B
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge
Robert D Foiles
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5121
Dept21@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 21
Courtroom 2J
Trial Judge
Don R. Franchi
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5115
Dept15@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 15
Courtroom 7C
Family Law Judge
Stephanie Garratt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5109
Dept9@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 9
Courtroom 2L
Trial Judge, Presiding Appellate Judge
John "Jack" L. Grandsaert
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5111
Dept11@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 11
Courtroom 2D
Veterans Court Judge, Military Diversion Court Judge, Settlement Judge / Case Management Judge
Susan Greenberg
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5103
Dept3@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 3
Courtroom 2A
Criminal Presiding Judge
Ernst A. Halperin
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5134
Dept34@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 34Criminal, Small Claims, Family Support DVPA/TRO Court Commissioner
Elizabeth M. Hill
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5112
Dept12@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 12
Courtroom 4C
Family Law Supervising Judge, Family Law and Domestic Violence Judge, Trial Judge, Appellate Judge
Rachel Holt
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5114
Dept14@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 14
Courtroom 7D
Family Law Judge
Susan Jakubowski
Juvenile Court 222 Paul Scannell Dr. San Mateo
(650) 261-5107
Dept7@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 7
Courtroom A
Juvenile Court Judge
Jonathan E. Karesh
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5120
Dept20@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 20
Courtroom 8C
Presiding Judge
Amarra A. Lee
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5119
Dept19@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 19
Courtroom L
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge, Grand Jury Judge ( until June 30, 2021)
Elizabeth K. Lee
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5117
Dept17@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 17
Courtroom J
Supervising Judge of Northern, Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Cristina Mazzei
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5133
Dept33@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 33
Courtroom 2M
Criminal, Small Claims, Family Support DVPA/TRO Court Commissioner
George A. Miram
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5128
Dept28@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 28
Courtroom 2F
Probate Judge, Lanterman - Petris - Short Act Proceedings, Writs Receivers and Preliminary Injunctions
Lisa A. Novak
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5113
Dept13@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 13
Courtroom 2C
Pathways and Mental Health Diversion Court Judge, PC 1370 Court Judge, Trial Judge
Renee C. Reyna
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5129
Dept29@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 29
Courtroom 4B
Criminal, Small Claims, Family Support DVPA/TRO Court Commissioner
Joseph C. Scott
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5125
Dept25@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 25
Courtroom 2G
Trial Judge
V. Raymond Swope
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5123
Dept23@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 23
Courtroom 8A
Trial Judge
Marie S. Weiner
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5102
Dept2@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 2
Courtroom 2E
Supervising Judge of Civil, Case Management and ADR Programs, Complex Civil Litigation Judge
Michael Wendler
Northern Court 1050 Mission Road South San Francisco
(650) 261-5108
Dept8@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 8
Courtroom N
Preliminary Hearing Judge, Trial Judge
Lauren Zorfas
Southern Court 400 County Center Redwood City
(650) 261-5130
Dept30@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 30
Courtroom 4A
Criminal, Small Claims, Family Support DVPA/TRO Court Commissioner
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