Judge Rochelle C. East | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Rochelle C. East

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 406 (website)

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department 406 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (415) 551-3750

Court Reporter: +1 (415) 551-3751

Bailiff: +1 (415) 551-3752

Biography

The Hon. Rochelle C. East is a judge for the Superior Court of San Francisco County in California. She was appointed by former governor Jerry Brown on May 21, 2013, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Jerome T. Benson.

East earned a B.A. from Stanford University. She then received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

East began her legal career as an associate at Schachter, Kristoff, Orenstein, and Berkowitz in 1996. She left the firm four years later in order to join the Office of the Attorney General of the California Department of Justice as a deputy attorney general. Then, in 2004, she briefly worked as a foreign service officer for the United States Department of State in Haiti. She returned to the Office of the Attorney General the following year, serving as a supervising deputy attorney general.

During her tenure in the Office of the Attorney General, East advanced to senior assistant attorney general of the correctional law section, eventually becoming a chief deputy attorney general in 2011.

East served in the United States Navy from 1983 to 1993.

She is registered as decline-to-state.

Education

J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law

B.A. from Stanford University

Career

Chief Deputy Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice in Sacramento County, California (2011 to 2013)

Senior Assistant Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice in Sacramento County, California (2008 to 2011)

Supervising Deputy Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice in Sacramento County, California (2005 to 2008)

Foreign Service Officer at United States Department of State (2004 to 2005)

Deputy Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice in Sacramento County, California (2000 to 2004)

Associate at Schachter, Kristoff, Orenstein, and Berkowitz in San Francisco County, California (1996 to 2000)

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