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The Honorable Robert D. Foiles

San Mateo County Superior Court, Department 21 (website)

Court Info

San Mateo County Superior Court, Department 21 (website)

Clerk phone: (650) 261-5121


The Hon. Robert D. Foiles is a judge for the Superior Court of San Mateo County in California. He was appointed to the court in 1997.

His pet peeve “is lawyers who wear their hearts on their sleeves — when they get so angry they start addressing the other side rather than the court.”

The judge is married and has three children. He coaches youth sports.


J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law (1984)

B.S. from University of California, Berkeley (1981)


Deputy district attorney at San Mateo County district attorney’s office in San Mateo County, California

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