Judge Charles S. Crompton

Hon. Charles S. Crompton
Judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco County

Current Term: 9/15/23 - 9/14/26
Membership: Voting member appointed by Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero
Internal Committees: Judicial Branch Budget Committee, Rules Committee

Judge Charles S. Crompton was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2014 and currently oversees the behavioral health and mental health diversion departments of the Superior Court of San Francisco County, where he previously worked in both civil and criminal departments.

Prior to joining the court, Judge Crompton was a partner at Latham & Watkins, LLC, and chair of the global pro bono program. As part of that role, he created a drop-in clinic to provide free legal services at Glide Memorial. In 2014, he spent the year devoted to operating the clinic and securing funding and support for the clinic, which still operates today.

Judge Crompton currently serves on the Housing Task Force for the Legal Services Corporation and the Board of Legal Link, which provides access to free legal services; the Board of Code Tenderloin, which is a workforce-development nonprofit for underserved communities; and the Advisory Board of Swords to Plowshares, which is a nonprofit helping veterans obtain housing and other benefits. He previously served as the chair of the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section and as a member of the State Bar Judicial Nomination Evaluation Commission. Additionally, Judge Crompton is one of three editors for California Contract Litigation, a multivolume treatise published by Matthew Bender.