Hon. Charles Crompton

Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco County
Judge Charles Crompton sits on the San Francisco Superior Court, where he handles the Behavioral Health and Mental Health Diversion programs. He was appointed by former Governor Jerry Brown on December 12, 2014. Judge Crompton earned a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Jane R. Roth of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He then practiced intellectual property and antitrust litigation for 25 years, first at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, then at Latham & Watkins. Judge Crompton left private practice in 2013 to establish and run a free legal clinic for underserved clients at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, a job he held until his appointment to the bench. He continues to serve on the Board of the GLIDE Legacy Fund. From 2009-2014, Judge Crompton served on the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area. In 2011-12, he served on the Pro Bono Task Force of the Legal Service Corporation, an independent nonprofit established by Congress to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Currently, he serves on LSC’s Housing Task Force. He was awarded the State Bar of California’s President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2014.