Judge of the Superior Court, Retired
Mediator / Arbitrator / Referee
Hon. James J. McBride has served over two decades on the San Francisco bench as Presiding Judge, civil trial judge and a member of the Appellate division. He is recognized in the legal community as being well prepared, a master of difficult and complex jury trials and is equally well-regarded for his talent in bringing forth settlement in even the most demanding of cases.
Judge McBride draws upon a lifetime of diverse experience and expertise: born and raised in San Francisco during a time of great ethnic, economic and cultural transformation; attending UC Berkeley as students led the change in the nation’s perspective of society and politics; and serving the community as a police officer for the San Francisco Police Department.