The Honorable Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr.

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 402

Biography

The Hon. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. is a judge for the Superior Court of Fresno County, California. He was appointed to the bench by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed the Hon. Jane A. York in 2005. He was re-elected in 2008 and, after running unopposed, in 2014.

Judge Hamilton earned his B.A. from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Hamilton worked as an associate attorney at McCormick, Barstow, et al. for two years. He then moved to the Fresno District Attorney's Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney for ten years.

Judge Hamilton is a Republican.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr.

  • IN RE BRIANNA KAREN RAMIREZ

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312, subd. (a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subd. (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative r...

  • DUARTE V. KAUR

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: By Plaintiffs to Recover Costs of Service. Tentative Ruling: To grant the motion. Defendant Navinder Kaur is ordered to pay to Plaintiff $44.50 within thirty (30) days of service of this order. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure §415.30 governs service of a summons and complaint by mail. Pursuant...

  • MOHAMMADI V. CITY OF FRESNO

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Joint Motion by Defendants City of Fresno, Steve Wallace, and Larry Matson to Enforce Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant. Judgment in the amount of $50,000 shall be entered in favor of Plaintiffs, $25,000.00 payable from the Defendants City of Fresno and Steven Wallace, and $25,000.00 payable fr...

  • CRISOSTO V. CHAVARIN, ET AL.

    Sep 11, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motions: Defendants’ Demurrer to First Amended Complaint Defendants’ Motion to Strike Portions of First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearings on the demurrer and motion to strike to Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 501. Defendants shall file and serve a supplem...

  • LEFT COAST CHOPPERS, LLC V. EMILIO CALZADA, ET. AL.

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Left Coast Choppers’ Motion to Substitute Itself in for Bamford Dairy Cattle, LLC, on the Cross-Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure section 368.5 provides: “An action or proceeding does not abate by the transfer of an interest in the action or proceeding or by...

  • DIAZ ET AL. V. BUTLER AMUSEMENTS, INC.

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file a new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.8.4....

  • IN RE KARINA CHONGPHALSANE

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner, through an attorney, must file new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the new petitions. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local R...

  • GAMA V. HILL

    Aug 28, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Default Hearing. Tentative Ruling: To take the hearing off calendar. Explanation: This is on calendar for a hearing on Default Judgment. To date, Plaintiff has filed neither the mandatory CIV-100 form nor any other document. Therefore, the hearing is taken off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules...

  • ROCHA V. MID VALLEY DISPOSAL.

    Aug 28, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: By Defendants Mid Valley Disposal, Inc. and Toby Taylor for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, for Summary Adjudication of Causes of Action. Tentative Ruling: To deny the Motion for Summary Judgment and, in the alternative, for Summary Adjudication. Explanation: Defendants Mid Valley Disposal...

  • DAVIS V. COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, INC. ET AL.

    Aug 27, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    4 p.m., the hearing will be held on THURSDAY August 29, 2019 (Dept. 501) @ 2:30 P.M. Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration with Local Arbitrator and Stay Action Tentative Ruling: To grant and order the parties to arbitration with Hon. Howard Broadman (ret.) in Freson County, and to stay this act...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr.

  • IN RE BRIANNA KAREN RAMIREZ

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312, subd. (a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5, subd. (a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative r...

  • DUARTE V. KAUR

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: By Plaintiffs to Recover Costs of Service. Tentative Ruling: To grant the motion. Defendant Navinder Kaur is ordered to pay to Plaintiff $44.50 within thirty (30) days of service of this order. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure §415.30 governs service of a summons and complaint by mail. Pursuant...

  • MOHAMMADI V. CITY OF FRESNO

    Sep 16, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Joint Motion by Defendants City of Fresno, Steve Wallace, and Larry Matson to Enforce Settlement Tentative Ruling: To grant. Judgment in the amount of $50,000 shall be entered in favor of Plaintiffs, $25,000.00 payable from the Defendants City of Fresno and Steven Wallace, and $25,000.00 payable fr...

  • CRISOSTO V. CHAVARIN, ET AL.

    Sep 11, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motions: Defendants’ Demurrer to First Amended Complaint Defendants’ Motion to Strike Portions of First Amended Complaint Tentative Ruling: To continue the hearings on the demurrer and motion to strike to Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Department 501. Defendants shall file and serve a supplem...

  • LEFT COAST CHOPPERS, LLC V. EMILIO CALZADA, ET. AL.

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Left Coast Choppers’ Motion to Substitute Itself in for Bamford Dairy Cattle, LLC, on the Cross-Complaint Tentative Ruling: To grant. Explanation: Code of Civil Procedure section 368.5 provides: “An action or proceeding does not abate by the transfer of an interest in the action or proceeding or by...

  • DIAZ ET AL. V. BUTLER AMUSEMENTS, INC.

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file a new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.8.4....

  • IN RE KARINA CHONGPHALSANE

    Sep 10, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim Tentative Ruling: To deny without prejudice. Petitioner, through an attorney, must file new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the new petitions. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local R...

  • GAMA V. HILL

    Aug 28, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: Default Hearing. Tentative Ruling: To take the hearing off calendar. Explanation: This is on calendar for a hearing on Default Judgment. To date, Plaintiff has filed neither the mandatory CIV-100 form nor any other document. Therefore, the hearing is taken off calendar. Pursuant to California Rules...

  • ROCHA V. MID VALLEY DISPOSAL.

    Aug 28, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    Motion: By Defendants Mid Valley Disposal, Inc. and Toby Taylor for Summary Judgment or, in the Alternative, for Summary Adjudication of Causes of Action. Tentative Ruling: To deny the Motion for Summary Judgment and, in the alternative, for Summary Adjudication. Explanation: Defendants Mid Valley Disposal...

  • DAVIS V. COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, INC. ET AL.

    Aug 27, 2019 |  Judge Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. |  Fresno County, CA

    4 p.m., the hearing will be held on THURSDAY August 29, 2019 (Dept. 501) @ 2:30 P.M. Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Compel Arbitration with Local Arbitrator and Stay Action Tentative Ruling: To grant and order the parties to arbitration with Hon. Howard Broadman (ret.) in Freson County, and to stay this act...

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