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The Honorable Garrett L. Wong

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 206 (website)

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 206 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (415) 551-3705

Court Reporter: +1 (415) 551-3722

Bailiff: +1 (415) 551-3708

Biography

The Hon. Garrett L. Wong is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. He was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 9, 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Alex Saldamando.

Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He then received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Wong began his legal career as a supervising attorney at the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Georgetown University in 1980. He then relocated to San Francisco, where he joined the Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco County as a deputy public defender for three years.

Wong left the public sector in 1987. He spent the next fourteen years working as an attorney in private practice, representing individuals, small businesses, and institutions in commercial, criminal, and regulatory matters. Then, in 2001, he joined SBC Communications as senior counsel, a position he held until his appointment to the bench.

Wong is a fourth-generation San Francisco native.

Education

J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School (1979)

LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center

Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley (Psychology)

Career

Senior Counsel at SBC Communications in San Francisco County, California (2001 to 2005)

Attorney at Private Practice in San Francisco County, California (1987 to 2001)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco County, California (1984 to 1987)

Supervising Attorney at Juvenile Justice Clinic, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (1980 to 1982)

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