The Honorable James L. Warren

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


James L. Warren is a retired judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco, California.

He has been a full-time neutral since his retirement and has become an arbitrator and mediator in a number of cases.

Well-know for his insightful analysis and creative problem-solving skills, he is often chosen to handle complex cases.

His broad law practice areas include business and commercial disputes, professional malpractice, insurance, employment, and IP matters.


  • J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law (1973)
  • B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (1966)


  • Judge at San Francisco County Superior Court in San Francisco, California (1994 to 2006)
  • Senior Counsel at Pacific Bell (1993 to 1994)
  • Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) (1980 to 1993)
  • Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) (1975 to 1980)
  • Associate at Clifford Chance (formerly Rogers & Wells) (1973 to 1975)