The Honorable Ellen Chaitin

San Francisco Superior Court

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


Ellen Chaitin was a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California. She was elected June 1992 and retired in 2012.

As a judge, she required lawyers to be prepared.

In private practice, she was a criminal defense attorney for almost two decades.

Chaitin serves on the Governing Board and the Foundation Board of HealthRight 360. She also served as Director of on the San Francisco Pre-Trial Diversion Project, San Francisco CASA and the Jewish Community Center.

She is a Democrat.


  • J.D. from Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A. from New York University