The Honorable Richard H. DuBois

San Mateo County Superior Court

Court Info

San Mateo County Superior Court, Department 16 (website)

Clerk phone: (650) 261-­5116

Courtroom Rules


In 2012, the Hon. Richard H. DuBois was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a judge for the Superior Court of San Mateo County in California.

In court, he says that experienced attorneys are able to efficiently try a case. Less experienced attorneys often overload the court with too many facts.

The judge believes that "discovery statutes are a waste of time. If you can do it informally between the parties, then that’s the best way to do it."

The judge is a Democrat.


  • J.D. from Santa Clara Law School (1975)
  • B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara (1972)


  • Family law commissioner at Superior Court of San Mateo County, California in San Mateo County, California (2002 to 2012)
  • Lawyer at DuBois and Kelly (1983 to 2002)
  • Lawyer at Nudelman and DuBois (1980 to 1983)
  • Lawyer at Law Offices of George P. Eshoo (1975 to 1980)