Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley | Trellis

The Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Department F

Biography

The Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley is a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She was appointed to the bench on May 18, 2011 to fill a seat vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Edward M. Chen to an Article III judgeship.

Corley earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. She then completed a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.

She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Robert E. Keeton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. When her clerkship concluded, she joined Goodwin Procter in Boston, where she practiced complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. She then relocated to San Francisco, accepting a position as a litigation associate at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass.

Corley began serving as a permanent law clerk to the Hon. Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in 1998. During this time, she also joined the Northern District of California Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Panels.

Then, in 2009, she returned to private practice, this time as a partner at Kerr & Wagstaffe. She represented individuals, government entities, and institutions in trademark, copyright, patent, constitutional law, defamation, malicious prosecution, class actions, contract, and probate matters.

Education

J.D. from Harvard Law School (1991)

Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley (1988)

Career

Partner at Kerr & Wagstaffe in San Francisco County, California (2009 to 2011)

Permanent Law Clerk at United States District Court for the Northern District of California with the Hon. Charles Breyer in San Francisco County, California (1998 to 2009)

Associate at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco County, California

Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Law Clerk at United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts with the Hon. Robert E. Keeton

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