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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
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
301Brenda Harbin-ForteSettlement510-263-4301
302Patrick ZikaSettlement510-263-4302
303Frank RoeschSettlement and CEQA510-263-4303

Berkeley Courthouse

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

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
201Ruben Sundeen, CommissionerProbate510-647-4470
202Delbert GeeProbate510-647-4471

East County Hall of Justice

Address:
5151 Gleason Drive
Dublin, California 94568
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
701SatarzadehTraffic925-227-6701
701HockenhullTraffic925-227-6701
702Jacob BleaCriminal Pretrial925-227-6702
703Gail BereolaCriminal925-227-6703
705Jon RolefsonCriminal925-227-6705
706Scott PattonCriminal and Preliminary Hearings925-227-6705
707Thomas StevensCriminal and Preliminary Hearings925-227-6707
709Michael GaffeyCriminal and Preliminary Hearings
710Leo Dorado925-227-6710
711Stuart HingMisdemeanor Pretrial925-227-6709
712Armando CuellarCriminal Arraignments925-227-6712
713Paul DelucchiCriminal and Preliminary Hearings925-227-6713

Fremont Hall of Justice

Address:
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, California 94538
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
601Amy SekanyCriminal510-818-7506
603Bentrish Satarzahed (Commissioner)Traffic510-818-7508
604Clifford BlakelyCriminal510-818-7509
605Dennis McLaughlinCriminal510-818-7510
607Colin BowenCriminal510-818-7512

Hayward Hall of Justice

Address:
24405 Amador Street
Hayward, California 94544
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
502Victor RodriguezDomestic Violence510-690-2712
503Thomas NixonFamily Law Long Cause510-690-2713
504Michael Bishay (Commissioner)Family Law Settlements510-690-2714
507Jenna WhitmanCivil510-690-2716
508Boydine Hall (Commissioner)Family Law510-690-2717
509Toni Mims-CochranFamily Law510-690-2718
510Jason ClayFamily Law510-690-2719
511Jeffrey BrandCivil510-690-2720
512Thomas RaschCivil510-690-2721
513Somnath Raj ChatterjeeFamily Law510-690-2722
514Patrick McKinneyCivil510-690-2723
515Nikki Clark (Commissioner)Family Law510-690-2724
516Gregory SyrenFamily Law510-690-2725
517Stephen PulidoCivil510-690-2726
518Dennis HayashiCivil510-690-2727
519Karin SchwartzCivil510-690-2728
520Julia SpainCivil510-690-2729
521Richard SeaboltFamily Law510-690-2730
522Jennifer MaddenFamily Law510-690-2731

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
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
1Wynne CarvillPresiding Judge510-891-6040
1ATara DesautelsAssistant Presiding Judge510-891-6041
1BCharles SmileyAdult Truancy510-818-7595
2Andrew StecklerCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6043
3Thomas RogersCriminal510-891-6044
4Mark McCannonCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6045
5Rhonda BurgessCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6046
6Don ClayCriminal Trials, Preliminary Hearings, Civil510-891-6047
7Yolanda NorthridgeCriminal Pretrial510-891-6048
8Thomas ReardonCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6049
9Trina ThompsonCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6050
10Kevin MurphyCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6051
11James CramerCriminal Calendar510-891-6052
12Allan HymerCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6053
13Morris JacobsonCriminal Trials and Preliminary Hearings510-891-6054

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
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
102Tamiza Hockenhull (Commissioner)Traffic510-627-4709
104Carol BrosnahanCollaborative Courts510-627-4711
112Delia TrevinoCriminal510-627-4719
107Barbara DickinsonCollaborative Courts510-627-4714
106Victoria KolakowskiCriminal510-627-4713
108Tara FlanaganCriminal510-627-4715
109Kimberly ColwellCriminal510-627-4716
110Sandra BeanCriminal and Civil510-627-4717
111James ReillyCriminal510-627-4718
113Margaret FujiokaCriminal510-627-4720
114Eumi LeeCriminal510-627-4721
115Jason ChinCriminal510-627-4722

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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
15Evelio GrilloCivil and CEQA510-267-6931
16Michael MarkmanCivil and Complex/Asbestos510-267-6932
18Jo-Lynne LeeCivil and CEQA510-267-6934
19Stephen KausCivil and Complex/Asbestos510-267-6935
20Paul HerbertCivil510-267-6936
21Winifred SmithCivil and Complex/Asbestos510-267-6937
22Robert McGuinessCivil510-267-6938
23Brad SeligmanCivil and Complex/Asbestos510-267-6939
24Noel WiseCivil and CEQA510-267-6940
25Ronni MacLarenCivil510-267-6941

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
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.

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
410Carol BrosnahanMental Health510-667-3162

Juvenile Justice Center

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

DepartmentJudgeCalendar TypePhone
401Lupe GarciaJuvenile Delinquency510-618-1101
402Scott JacksonJuvenile Delinquency510-618-1102
403Arturo CastroJuvenile Dependency510-618-1103
404Kimberly BriggsJuvenile Dependency510-618-1104
405Ursula Jones DicksonJuvenile Dependency510-618-1105
406Charles SmileyPresiding Judge510-818-7595