The Honorable Richard P. Figone

San Francisco Superior Court

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The Hon. Richard P. Figone was a retired judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco, California. He retired in November 1996. After his battle with cancer, Judge Figone died on August 11, 1998.

He was initially appointed to the San Francisco Municipal Court in 1974. In 1980, he was elected to the Superior Court where he presided over some of the first asbestos and Dalkon Shield product liability trials. In 1994, Judge Figone served as the Presiding Judge.

After his retirement, Judge Figone occasionally presided over trials in addition to working as a "private judge".


  • Bachelor's Degree from Stanford University
  • J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law