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The Honorable Katherine Feinstein

San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Biography

The Hon. Katherine A. Feinstein (Ret.) served as a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. She was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in 2000, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Lee Baxter. She retired from the bench on December 31, 2012.

Feinstein earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She then received a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Feinstein served as a deputy city attorney for the Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco. During her tenure there, she oversaw the prosecution of child abuse and child neglect cases for the San Francisco Department of Human Services. Feinstein has also served as a deputy district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney of San Francisco County.

Feinstein served as a police commissioner for the San Francisco Police Department as well as the director of the Criminal Justice Council for the Office of the Mayor.

Feinstein is the daughter of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Education

Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Career

Judge at Superior Court of California in San Francisco County, California (2000 to 2012)

Deputy City Attorney at Office of the City Attorney of San Francisco in San Francisco County, California

Deputy District Attorney at Office of the District Attorney in San Francisco County, California

Attorney at Private Practice in San Francisco County, California

Commissioner at San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco County, California

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