Judge Charles S. Crandall | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Charles S. Crandall

San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department 12 (website)

Court Info

San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department 12 (website)

Criminal Branch: (805) 781-5670

Juvenile Services Center: (805) 781-5164


In 2003, former Gov. Gray Davis appointed Hon. Charles S. Crandall as a judge for the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County in California.

Judge Crandall asks lawyers to summarize discovery disputes on a two-page form to get them to resolve their arguments informally.

He believes in civility in court.

He previously was involved in a lawsuit against Exxon for its oil spill.

The judge's hobbies include bird watching, hiking, biking, swimming, and sailing.


J.D. from University of Virginia Law School

Bachelor's degree from Princeton University


Partner at Milberg Weiss (1989 to 1994)

Assistant U.S. Attorney at San Diego

Assistant U.S. Attorney at New Jersey

Attorney at San Luis Obispo (1999 to 2003)

Attorney at San Diego (1994 to 1999)

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