Judge Maxine M. Chesney | Trellis

The Honorable Maxine M. Chesney

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Department 7

Biography

The Hon. Maxine M. Chesney is a senior district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She was nominated to the bench by former President Bill Clinton in 1995.

Chesney earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. She then continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she completed a J.D. in 1967.

She began her legal career in the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco County in 1968. She entered as a trial attorney, rising through the ranks to serve as a senior trial attorney, a principal trial attorney, a head trial attorney, and an assistant chief deputy. During her eleven-year tenure there, she established the first special unit in the country specifically designed to handle sexual assault cases.

Then, in 1979, she was appointed to the Municipal Court of San Francisco. She served there for four years before being elevated to the Superior Court of San Francisco County in 1983.

Chesney was born and raised in San Francisco, California.

She is registered as a Democrat.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1967)

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1964)

Career

Judge at Superior Court of California in San Francisco County, California (1983 to 1995)

Judge at Municipal Court of California in San Francisco County, California (1979 to 1983)

Assistant Chief Deputy at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California (1976 to 1979)

Head Trial Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California (1976 to 1976)

Principal Trial Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California (1971 to 1976)

Senior Trial Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California (1969 to 1971)

Trial Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California (1968 to 1969)

Recent Rulings by Hon Maxine M. Chesney

  • SEC V. OLINS

    Feb 25, 2011 | 

    762 F. Supp. 2d 1193 (2011) SECURITIES and EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. Robert OLINS, et al., Defendants. No. C-07-6423 MMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. January 21, 2011. As Amended February 25, 2011. Amie K. Long, Antonia Chion, Daniel Chaudoin, Dean Michael Conway, Jeffrey P. Wei...

  • SHARED MEMORY GRAPHICS LLC V. APPLE, INC.

    Dec 30, 2010 | 

    812 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (2010) SHARED MEMORY GRAPHICS LLC, Plaintiff, v. APPLE, INC., et al., Defendants. No. C-10-2475 VRW (EMC). United States District Court, N.D. California. December 30, 2010. ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO COMPEL SUPPLEMENTAL INFRINGEMENT CONTENTIONS (Docket Nos. 295, 310, 316) ED...

  • HARRIS V. VECTOR MARKETING CORP.

    Nov 5, 2010 | 

    753 F. Supp. 2d 996 (2010) Alicia HARRIS, Plaintiff, v. VECTOR MARKETING CORPORATION, Defendant. No. C-08-5198 EMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. November 5, 2010. Craig Steven Hubble, Daniel Hyo-Shik Chang, Larry W. Lee, Diversity Law Group, Sherry Jung, Los Angeles, CA, Christina Ann Hum...

  • WONG V. HSBC MORTG. CORP.(USA)

    Sep 29, 2010 | 

    749 F. Supp. 2d 1009 (2010) Philip WONG, et al., Plaintiffs, v. HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA), et al., Defendants. No. C-07-2446 MMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. September 29, 2010. Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz, Bryan Schwartz Law, Oakland, CA, Adrianna S. Haugen, Donald H. Nichols, Paul J. ...

  • SMITH V. FORD MOTOR CO.

    Sep 13, 2010 | 

    749 F. Supp. 2d 980 (2010) Richard SMITH and Rebecca Klein, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, and Does 1-100, inclusive, Defendants. No. C-06-00497 MMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. September 13, 2010. Jeffrey Louis Fazio, Fazio ...

  • JONES V. AIG RISK MANAGEMENT, INC.

    Jul 20, 2010 | 

    726 F. Supp. 2d 1049 (2010) Tammi JONES, Plaintiff, v. AIG RISK MANAGEMENT, INC., et al., Defendants. No. C-10-1374 EMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. July 20, 2010. Edward Michael Mastrangelo, Mastrangelo Law Offices, Orinda, CA, for Plaintiff. Hellar-Ann Hancock, Rebecca R. Weinreich, Le...

  • SINGH V. UNITED STATES

    Jun 10, 2010 | 

    718 F. Supp. 2d 1139 (2010) Deepansha SINGH, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES of America, et al., Defendants. No. C-09-4108 EMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. June 10, 2010. Christopher James Keane, The Keane Law Firm, Ellen Shapiro, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiff. Thomas R. Green, United Sta...

  • HARRIS V. VECTOR MARKETING CORP.

    May 18, 2010 | 

    716 F. Supp. 2d 835 (2010) Alicia HARRIS, Plaintiff, v. VECTOR MARKETING CORPORATION, Defendant. No. C-08-5198 EMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. May 18, 2010. Craig Steven Hubble, Daniel Hyo-Shik Chang, Larry W. Lee, Diversity Law Group, P.C., Sherry Jung, Law Office of Sherry Jung, Los A...

  • KEMA, INC. V. KOPERWHATS

    Sep 10, 2009 | 

    658 F. Supp. 2d 1022 (2009) KEMA, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. William KOPERWHATS, et al., Defendants, and Related Counterclaims. No. C-09-1587 MMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. September 10, 2009. Valerie Margo Wagner, James L. Jacobs, GCA Law Partners LLP, Mountain View, CA, Linda M. Ma...

  • HARRIS V. VECTOR MARKETING CORP.

    Sep 4, 2009 | 

    656 F. Supp. 2d 1128 (2009) Alicia HARRIS, Plaintiff, v. VECTOR MARKETING CORPORATION, Defendant. No. C-08-5198 EMC. United States District Court, N.D. California. September 4, 2009. Craig Steven Hubble, Daniel Hyo-Shik Chang, Larry W. Lee, Diversity Law Group, Sherry Jung, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff. ...

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