The Honorable William Cahill

San Francisco Superior Court

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San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)


The Hon. William Cahill is a retired judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco, California. He was appointed to the bench in 1990 and announced his retirement in 2000 at the age of 50.

After leaving the bench, Cahill joined the panel of arbitrators and mediators of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services or JAMS.

He has experience of over 15 years in full-time neutral handling mediations and arbitrations of complex cases. Cahill is also regarded as one of the top neutrals in the Bay Area and California.


  • J.D. from Hastings College of Law (1979)
  • B.S. from University of California at Berkeley (1976)


  • Judge at San Francisco County Superior Court in San Francisco, California (1991 to 2000)
  • Partner at Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon (1986 to 1991)