The Honorable Gail Dekreon

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 514

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Biography

The Hon. Gail Dekreon is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. She was first elected to the bench in November 2002.

Dekreon earned a B.A. from the University of Alaska in 1977. She then received a J.D. from Golden Gate University Law School in 1981.

Dekreon began her legal career as a research attorney for the State of Alaska Superior Court in Fairbanks. During her brief tenure there, she assisted with a movement dubbed Bring Justice to the Bush. She accompanied judges on their visits to indigenous communities, a process that allowed individuals to answer to charges in their own villages.

Dekreon returned to California in 1982, starting her own private practice in San Francisco. Here, she handled bankruptcies, personal injury cases, contracts law, small-business matters, family law, and criminal defense. She eventually narrowed her focus, specializing in immigration, personal injury, and criminal defense.

Dekreon also worked on a pro bono basis for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. She was named Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service by the San Francisco Bar Association in 1992.

Dekreon was born in Bonn, Germany and raised in Alaska.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Gail Dekreon

Recent Rulings by Hon. Gail Dekreon

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