The Honorable Thomas J. Mellon, Jr.

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


The Hon. Thomas Mellon, Jr. is a retired judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco, California. He was appointed in 1994.

Most of Judge Mellon’s assignments had been in civil trial departments, but he also spent three years in family court and one in a criminal courtroom.

He is known for his skill in case management by moving trials along and imposing time limits on each side as they present their cases to the jury.

Judge Mellon was a recipient of the St. Thomas More Award from the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco.


  • J.D. from New York University School of Law (1967)


  • Law Clerk at U.S. District Judge Albert Wollenberg
  • Litigator at Sullivan, Jones & Archer to Chickering & Gregory
  • Litigator at Henn, Etzel, Mellon & Weiss