The Honorable Newton J. Lam

San Francisco Superior Court

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 303 (website)

Clerk phone: 415-551-3726

Courtroom Rules


In 2001, former Governor Gray Davis appointed Hon. Newton J. Lam as a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco in California.

Judge Lam is a fan of country and western music.


  • J.D. from Hastings College of the Law
  • Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley


  • Commissioner at Superior Court of San Francisco in San Francisco, California
  • Public Safety at Mayor Art Argnos
  • Public defender at Public defender (from 1981)