The Honorable Carol Yaggy

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 28

Biography

The Hon. Carol Yaggy is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. She was elected on June 2, 1998, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Raymond Williamson, Jr.

Yaggy earned a B.A. from Tufts University in 1972. She then received a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1979.

She began her legal career in the Office of the Public Defender of San Francisco County in 1980. Seven years later, she resigned from the Office of the Public Defender after her supervisor condemned her in a letter to the First District Court of Appeal for providing ineffective assistance of counsel. Yaggy was quickly appointed as commissioner to the Superior Court of San Francisco, where she presided over family, probate, juvenile, and mental health cases. She held this position until her election to the bench in 1998.