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)