The Honorable John E. Munter

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


John E. Munter was a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California. He retired in 2014.

Munter presided over one of the Court’s Complex Litigation Departments for 8 years.

He is a Republican.


  • J.D. from Harvard University Law School
  • Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley


  • Partner at Lasky, Haas, Cohler & Munter (1979 to 1993)
  • Partner and associate at Brobeck, Phelger & Harrison