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Phone: (415) 444-7020
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 116
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Referee Frank J. Drago was appointed by the Court in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Commissioner Christopher Longaker was appointed by the Court in 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from Hastings College of Law.

Marin County Superior Court Judges

Qualifications and Selection of Subordinate Judicial Officers:

Subordinate Judicial Officers must be practicing attorneys for a minimum of ten years before becoming eligible to serve on the Bench. They are appointed by the Judges, to preside over certain types of cases, conduct trials, and perform other functions authorized by law. They hear cases and render decisions, much like judges do, but there are certain types of cases that may only be heard by judges. Typically, in Marin, they hear traffic, small claims, and child support enforcement matters.

Performance Monitoring:

Per GC 69957(b), court proceedings may be recorded for performance monitoring of subordinate judicial officers and temporary judges. These recordings will not be available to the public.
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