The Honorable Kathleen A. Kelly

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department 220 (website)

Clerk phone: 415-551-3771

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Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in November 2003 as a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California.

She’s the granddaughter of the late Gov. Pat Brown, and a niece of the current governor Jerry Brown.


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


  • Assistant U.S. Attorney at Northern District of California in San Francisco County, California
  • Trial attorney at San Francisco City Attorney's Office in San Francisco County, California
  • Adjunct professor at University of San Francisco School of Law in San Francisco County, California