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Alameda County Courthouses

Alameda County has courts in ten different locations. Here is a rundown of the locations of each courthouse in Alameda County.

George E. McDonald Hall of Justice

The George E. McDonald Hall of Justice was named after an Alameda Municipal Court judge who served from 1964 to 1984 and who died in 2016.

Address:
2233 Shoreline Drive
Alameda, California 94501
Phone:

510-263-4300

Hours:

Records Management Unit – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

There is a parking lot next to the courthouse with limited free parking.

Public Transportation:

Fruitvale is the nearest BART station, and is 2.4 miles from the courthouse. AC Transit runs buses to the courthouse from BART, and offers bus transportation via other routes in the area.

Court Divisions:

The George E. McDonald Hall of Justice houses the Court’s Records Management Unit and Settlement Unit.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
301 Brenda Harbin-Forte Settlement 510-263-4301
302 Patrick Zika Settlement 510-263-4302
303 Frank Roesch Settlement and CEQA 510-263-4303

Berkeley Courthouse

Address:
2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Berkeley, California 94704
Phone:

510-647-4439

Hours:

Probate – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

Parking is scarce near the courthouse. There are parking garages on Kittredge and Center Streets.

Public Transportation:

AC Transit has several bus lines with stops near the courthouse. Downtown Berkeley is the nearest BART station, and is about .3 miles from the courthouse.

Court Divisions:

The Berkeley Courthouse houses Alameda County’s Probate Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Berkeley Courthouse.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
201 Ruben Sundeen, Commissioner Probate 510-647-4470
202 Delbert Gee Probate 510-647-4471

East County Hall of Justice

Address:
5151 Gleason Drive
Dublin, California 94568
Phone:

925-227-6700

Hours:

Criminal – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Traffic – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

There is ample free parking in a lot next to the courthouse.

Public Transportation:

To get to the courthouse, take BART to the Dublin/Pleasanton station, and then take a Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority bus from BART to the courthouse.

Court Divisions:

The East County Hall of Justice houses the Court’s Criminal Division and the Traffic Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the East County Hall of Justice.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
701 Satarzadeh Traffic 925-227-6701
701 Hockenhull Traffic 925-227-6701
702 Jacob Blea Criminal Pretrial 925-227-6702
703 Gail Bereola Criminal 925-227-6703
705 Jon Rolefson Criminal 925-227-6705
706 Scott Patton Criminal and Preliminary Hearings 925-227-6705
707 Thomas Stevens Criminal and Preliminary Hearings 925-227-6707
709 Michael Gaffey Criminal and Preliminary Hearings
710 Leo Dorado 925-227-6710
711 Stuart Hing Misdemeanor Pretrial 925-227-6709
712 Armando Cuellar Criminal Arraignments 925-227-6712
713 Paul Delucchi Criminal and Preliminary Hearings 925-227-6713

Fremont Hall of Justice

Address:
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, California 94538
Phone:

510-818-7500

Hours:

Criminal – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Traffic – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

There is a lot next to the courthouse that offers free parking.

Public Transportation:

The Fremont BART station is .6 miles away, though AC Transit offers transportation to the courthouse via multiple routes.

Court Divisions:

The Fremont Hall of Justice houses the Court’s Criminal Division and the Traffic Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Fremont Hall of Justice.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
601 Amy Sekany Criminal 510-818-7506
603 Bentrish Satarzahed (Commissioner) Traffic 510-818-7508
604 Clifford Blakely Criminal 510-818-7509
605 Dennis McLaughlin Criminal 510-818-7510
607 Colin Bowen Criminal 510-818-7512

Hayward Hall of Justice

Address:
24405 Amador Street
Hayward, California 94544
Phone:

510-690-2700

Hours:

Civil – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Family Law – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Child Custody Recommending Counselors – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parking:

Parking is difficult to find. There is little street parking available, although there is a parking garage opposite the courthouse. There is also metered parking behind the courthouse, although the meters have two-hour limits.

Public Transportation:

The Hayward BART station is closest to the courthouse, though it is 1.2 miles away. AC Transit has busses that run from BART to the courthouse, and also offers other routes to the courthouse. There is also a free shuttle from the BART station to the courthouse on weekdays from 9:18 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit http://www.acgov.org/sustain/what/transportation/sp.htm for a full schedule.

Court Divisions:

The Hayward Hall of Justice houses the Court’s Civil Division and the Family Law Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Hayward Hall of Justice.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
502 Victor Rodriguez Domestic Violence 510-690-2712
503 Thomas Nixon Family Law Long Cause 510-690-2713
504 Michael Bishay (Commissioner) Family Law Settlements 510-690-2714
507 Jenna Whitman Civil 510-690-2716
508 Boydine Hall (Commissioner) Family Law 510-690-2717
509 Toni Mims-Cochran Family Law 510-690-2718
510 Jason Clay Family Law 510-690-2719
511 Jeffrey Brand Civil 510-690-2720
512 Thomas Rasch Civil 510-690-2721
513 Somnath Raj Chatterjee Family Law 510-690-2722
514 Patrick McKinney Civil 510-690-2723
515 Nikki Clark (Commissioner) Family Law 510-690-2724
516 Gregory Syren Family Law 510-690-2725
517 Stephen Pulido Civil 510-690-2726
518 Dennis Hayashi Civil 510-690-2727
519 Karin Schwartz Civil 510-690-2728
520 Julia Spain Civil 510-690-2729
521 Richard Seabolt Family Law 510-690-2730
522 Jennifer Madden Family Law 510-690-2731

Rene C. Davidson Courthouse

The building called the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse housed the Alameda Clerk-County Recorder from 1934 to 2000. It was named after a longtime County Recorder.

Address:
1225 Fallon Street
Oakland, California 94612
Phone:

510-891-6000

Hours:

Civil – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Family Law – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Criminal – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

There is some metered parking available near the courthouse, but the parking garage on Jackson Street between 12th and 13th Streets is most convenient.

Public Transportation:

The Lake Merritt BART station is .3 mils from the courthouse. AC Transit bus lines run from the BART station to the courthouse. The courthouse is also accessible via other AC Transit routes.

Court Divisions:

The Rene C. Davidson Courthouse houses the Court’s Civil Division and Criminal Division, and accepts Mental Health filings.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
1 Wynne Carvill Presiding Judge 510-891-6040
1A Tara Desautels Assistant Presiding Judge 510-891-6041
1B Charles Smiley Adult Truancy 510-818-7595
2 Andrew Steckler Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6043
3 Thomas Rogers Criminal 510-891-6044
4 Mark McCannon Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6045
5 Rhonda Burgess Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6046
6 Don Clay Criminal Trials, Preliminary Hearings, Civil 510-891-6047
7 Yolanda Northridge Criminal Pretrial 510-891-6048
8 Thomas Reardon Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6049
9 Trina Thompson Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6050
10 Kevin Murphy Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6051
11 James Cramer Criminal Calendar 510-891-6052
12 Allan Hymer Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6053
13 Morris Jacobson Criminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings 510-891-6054

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse

The Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse was named after an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, who served from 1977 to 1981 and who was the first African American to sit on the state’s Supreme Court.

Address:
661 Washington Street
Oakland, California 94607
Phone:

510-627-4700

Hours:

Criminal – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Traffic – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

Metered parking near the courthouse is scarce, but there is a parking garage on the corner of Jefferson Street and 7th Street.

Public Transportation:

The 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station is .4 miles from the courthouse. A variety of AC Transit bus routes serve the courthouse area.

Court Divisions:

The Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse houses the Court’s Criminal Division and Traffic Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
102 Tamiza Hockenhull (Commissioner) Traffic 510-627-4709
104 Carol Brosnahan Collaborative Courts 510-627-4711
112 Delia Trevino Criminal 510-627-4719
107 Barbara Dickinson Collaborative Courts 510-627-4714
106 Victoria Kolakowski Criminal 510-627-4713
108 Tara Flanagan Criminal 510-627-4715
109 Kimberly Colwell Criminal 510-627-4716
110 Sandra Bean Criminal and Civil 510-627-4717
111 James Reilly Criminal 510-627-4718
113 Margaret Fujioka Criminal 510-627-4720
114 Eumi Lee Criminal 510-627-4721
115 Jason Chin Criminal 510-627-4722

Alameda County Administration Building

Address:
1221 Oak Street, 3rd and 4th Floors
Oakland, California 94612
Parking:

There is some metered parking near the courthouse, and a parking garage on Jackson Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

Public Transportation:

The Lake Merritt BART station .3 miles from the Administration Buildling. Bus transportation is also available through AC Transit.

Court Divisions:

The Alameda County Administration Building houses the Court’s Civil Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Alameda County Administration Building.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
15 Evelio Grillo Civil and CEQA 510-267-6931
16 Michael Markman Civil and Complex/Asbestos 510-267-6932
18 Jo-Lynne Lee Civil and CEQA 510-267-6934
19 Stephen Kaus Civil and Complex/Asbestos 510-267-6935
20 Paul Herbert Civil 510-267-6936
21 Winifred Smith Civil and Complex/Asbestos 510-267-6937
22 Robert McGuiness Civil 510-267-6938
23 Brad Seligman Civil and Complex/Asbestos 510-267-6939
24 Noel Wise Civil and CEQA 510-267-6940
25 Ronni MacLaren Civil 510-267-6941

John George Psychiatric Pavilion

The John George Psychiatric Pavilion was named after an Alameda County Supervisor who served from 1976 to 1989 and who was the first African American to be elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Address:
2060 Fairmont Drive
San Leandro, California 94578
Phone:

510-891-6332

Hours:

Mental Health – 8:30 a.m. to as needed

Parking:

There is some metered parking on streets near the Pavilion.

Public Transportation:

The Bay Fair BART station is 1.2 miles from the Pavilion. There is a free shuttle from the BART station to the Pavilion. In addition, AC Transit runs buses to a stop near the Pavilion.

Court Divisions:

The John George Psychiatric Pavilion houses the Court’s Mental Health Division.

Judges:

The following judge is assigned to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
410 Carol Brosnahan Mental Health 510-667-3162

Juvenile Justice Center

Address:
2500 Fairmont Drive, Suite C3013
San Leandro, California 94578
Phone:

510-618-1106

Hours:

Juvenile – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking:

There is metered parking in the lot near the entrance, as well as free parking in the overflow lot at the bottom of the hill.

Public Transportation:

The Bay Fair BART station is 1.9 miles from the Juvenile Justice Center. There is a free shuttle from the BART station to the Center. In addition, AC Transit runs buses to a stop near the Center.

Court Divisions:

The Juvenile Justice Center houses the Court’s Juvenile Division.

Judges:

The following judges are assigned to the Juvenile Justice Center.

Department Judge Calendar Type Phone
401 Lupe Garcia Juvenile Delinquency 510-618-1101
402 Scott Jackson Juvenile Delinquency 510-618-1102
403 Arturo Castro Juvenile Dependency 510-618-1103
404 Kimberly Briggs Juvenile Dependency 510-618-1104
405 Ursula Jones Dickson Juvenile Dependency 510-618-1105
406 Charles Smiley Presiding Judge 510-818-7595

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