The Honorable A. James Robertson II

San Francisco Superior Court

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 502 (website)

Clerk phone: 415-551-3768

Courtroom Rules


Hon. A. James Robertson, II is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California. He was appointed to the bench in 1995 by former governor Pete Wilson.

The judge advises that attorneys know the rules of evidence and make legally grounded objections. He wants attorneys to take their time. The judge favors logical arguments, and he relies heavily on briefs and responses to written questions.

Judge Robertson is in the McFetridge Inn of Court and has been involved with the St. Francis Hospital.

He is a Democrat.


  • LL.B. from Harvard University (1965)
  • A.M. from Stanford University (1960)


  • Attorney at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson, Falk & Rabkin (1966 to 1995)
  • Law clerk at Hon. Charles M. Merrill - United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1965 to 1966)