The Honorable Christine Van Aken

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department 506 (website)

Clerk phone: 415-551-3785

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Hon. Christine Van Aken is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California. She was appointed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on July 23, 2018.


  • J.D. from New York University School of Law
  • Bachelor's degree from Harvard University


  • Chief of appellate litigation & Deputy city attorney at San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in San Francisco County, California (2006 to 2018)
  • Law clerk at U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter (2004 to 2005)
  • Associate at Arnold and Porter (2003 to 2004)