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Directory of Judges

Effective January 1, 2024

Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee, Presiding Judge

Department 17, Courtroom 2K
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5117
Dept17@sanmateocourt.org

Hon. Stephanie G. Garratt, Assistant Presiding Judge

Department 9, Courtroom 2L
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5109
Dept9@sanmateocourt.org

Donald J. Ayoob
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5127
Dept27@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 27
Courtroom 7B
Drug Court Judge
Multiple DUI Court Judge
Trial Judge
Hugo Borja
Northern Court
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 261-5131
Dept31@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 31
Courtroom M

Traffic, Small Claims,

Criminal & Family Support Court Commissioner

Sarah P. Burdick
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5130
Dept30@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 30
Courtroom 8B

Family Law Calendar Court Commissioner

Chinhayi C. Cadet
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
650-261-5105
Dept5@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 5
Courtroom 7D
Family Law Judge
Sharon Cho
Juvenile Court
222 Paul Scannell Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 261-5125
Dept25@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 25
Courtroom A
Juvenile Court Judge
Sean P. Dabel
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5126
Dept26@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 26
Courtroom 2A
Criminal Presiding Judge
Leland Davis, III
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5101
Dept1@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 1
Courtroom 2H
Probate Judge
Lanterman-Petris-Short Act Judge
Kevin E. Dunleavy
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5106
Dept6@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 6
Courtroom 4C

Preliminary Hearing Judge
Trial Judge, Appellate Judge

Multiple DUI Court Back-Up Judge

Susan Irene Etezadi
Juvenile Court
222 Paul Scannell Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 261-5118
Dept18@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 18
Courtroom B
Juvenile Supervising Judge
Juvenile Court Judge
Nancy L. Fineman
Central Court
800 North Humboldt St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 261-5104
Dept4@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 4
Courtroom G

Central Supervising Judge
Civil Direct Calendar Judge

Jeffrey R. Finigan
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5124
Dept24@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 24
Courtroom 2F
Civil Direct Calendar Judge
Robert D Foiles
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5121
Dept21@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 21
 
Judge
Don R. Franchi
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5115
Dept15@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 15
Courtroom 2J
Trial Judge
Stephanie G. Garratt
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5109
Dept9@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 9
Courtroom 2L
Assistant Presiding Judge
Commissioners and Pro Tems Supervising Judge
Trial Judge
Susan L. Greenberg
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5103
Dept3@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 3
Courtroom 2B

Civil, Case Management & ADR Supervising Judge
Trial Judge

Civil Direct Calendar Judge

Nicole S. Healy
Central Court
800 North Humboldt St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
650-261-5128
Dept28@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 28
Courtroom I
Civil Direct Calendar Judge
Elizabeth M. Hill
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5112
Dept12@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 12
Courtroom 2D

Criminal Supervising Judge

Trial Judge

Rachel Holt
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5114
Dept14@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 14
Courtroom 2G

Family Law Supervising Judge

Trial Judge
Alternate Appellate Judge

Jeffrey B. Jackson
Northern Court
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 261-5110
Dept10@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 10
Courtroom K

Northern Supervising Judge

Trial Judge

Susan M. Jakubowski
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5107
Dept7@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 7
Courtroom 7A

 Collaborative Courts Supervising Judge

Trial Judge
Mental Health Diversion Court Judge
PC 1370 Court Judge
Appellate Judge

Jonathan E. Karesh
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5120
Dept20@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 20
Courtroom 8C
Trial Judge
Amarra A. Lee
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5119
Dept19@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 19
Courtroom 8D

Trial Judge

Grand Jury Judge (Until June 30, 2024)

Elizabeth K. Lee
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5117
Dept17@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 17
Courtroom 2K
Presiding Judge
Michael L. Mau
Central Court
800 North Humboldt St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 261-5135
Dept35@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 35
Courtroom H
Civil Direct Calendar Commissioner
Cristina Mazzei
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5133
Dept33@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 33
Courtroom 4B

Traffic, Small Claims,

Criminal & Family Support Court Commissioner

Lisa A. Novak
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5113
Dept13@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 13
Courtroom 2C
Pathways Mental Health Court Judge
Restitution Court Judge
Appellate Presiding Judge
Trial Judge
Rosendo Padilla, Jr.
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5132
Dept32@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 32
Courtroom 7C
Family Law Direct Calendar Commissioner
Renee C. Reyna
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5116
Dept16@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 16
Courtroom 6A
Family Law Judge
Nina Shapirshteyn
Northern Court
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 261-5111
Dept11@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 11
Courtroom L
Trial Judge
V. Raymond Swope
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5123
Dept23@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 23
Courtroom 8A
Civil Direct Calendar Judge
Michael K. Wendler
Southern Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5108
Dept8@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 8
Courtroom 2E

Misdemeanor Diversion Judge
Veterans Court Judge
Military Diversion Court Judge

Trial Judge

Rebecca L. Woodson
Northern Court
1050 Mission Road
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 261-5134
Dept34@sanmateocourt.org
Dept. 34
Courtroom P

Traffic, Small Claims,

Criminal & Family Support Court Commissioner

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