Honorable Danielle Douglas — Department 18

Biographical Information

  • Education: Missouri Western State University, B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
  • Pre-bench Legal Experience: Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office; Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Political Affiliation: Democrat


Judicial Experience

August 5, 2014 to Present.


Courtroom Policies

Arrive on time. Be prepared. Be respectful to opposing counsel, witnesses, staff, and of course the court. No arguing once matter has been submitted.


Typical Weekly Schedule

Court begins at 8:30 a.m. Court ends at 4:30 p.m.



Generally unavailable.



Motions are generally heard on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.



Courtesy copy should be delivered to the court at the time of filing.



Attorneys should follow all obligations required under the law.


Voir Dire

Court does not allow pre-trying of case or pre-conditioning the jury.


Jury Instructions

Should be provided the first day of trial.