CHIEF United States District Judge  Kimberly J. Mueller (KJM)

Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse

501 I Street

Sacramento, CA  95814


Courtroom 3, 15th floor




Judge Staff

Courtroom Deputy

Casey Schultz
(916) 930-4193


This contact information is available for case related questions.

Judicial Assistant

Patti Andrews
(916) 930-4260


This contact information is available for non-case related questions.

Court Reporter / Transcript Orders

If you wish to order a transcript, please directly contact the court reporter who covered the hearing.Contact information for individual court reporters can be found on the U.S. District Court's website.  click here

Law Clerks

Helia Bidad
Haven DePietro
Jo Eom
Sarah Gamble
Bryant Pulsipher


(916) 930-4260
Fax: (916) 930-4129

*** Please call the Clerk's Office Helpdesk at          916-930-4000 for all case related or filing questions***

Important information
Consistent with Local Rule 180(e) and the principles articulated in the Preamble to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Sacramento County Bar Association's Standards of Professional Conduct are applicable in Judge Mueller's courtroom and in all litigation of matters before her. 



Audio/Video Equipment
The Sacramento Clerk’s office has a variety of audio/visual equipment available to use for evidentiary hearings and trial purposes. Please refer to Electronic Evidence Submission / Presentation page for additional information.
case management procedures
Procedures to be followed in Cases Assigned to Chief U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
See Local Rules for proper noticing of motions.
Chief Judge Mueller's court calendars.
Motion dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please verify last minute changes with the Courtroom Deputy. 
Judge Mueller does not issue tentative rulings. In some instances she may also alert counsel in a minute order to questions they should be prepared to address at oral argument.
Criminal Law and Motion Calendar is held in-person on Mondays at 9:00 AM, in Courtroom 3, 15th floor. The times for particular matters are typically adjusted no later than 3:00 PM the business day before the hearing. It is counsel's responsibility to check the final calendar and appear at the confirmed time.
Every Monday is Available, Except These Dates:
May 20 and 27, 2024
June 3, 10 and 17, 2024
July 22, 2024
September 2, 2024
October 14, 2024
November 11 and 18, 2024
December 23 and 30, 2024
Civil Law and Motion Calendar is held in-person on designated Fridays at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 3, 15th floor. The judge may special set certain motions on different days to provide all parties time for argument.
Available Dates:
July 12, 2024
August 2 and 23, 2024
September 13, 2024
October 4, 2024
November 1 and 29, 2024
December 20, 2024
Motion dates are not reserved. Moving papers shall be filed in accordance with the Local and Federal Rules. As set forth in the court's Order Setting Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference, any briefs or other papers filed prior to the issuance of the Rule 16 Order, the court's standing orders and case specific orders shall not exceed twenty (20) pages. The court also places a page limit for motions of twenty (20) pages on all initial moving papers, twenty (20) pages on oppositions, and ten (10) pages for replies. The parties are not to file multiple or supplemental briefs to circumvent this rule. The parties shall notify the court if they are continuing to work toward settlement after a motion has been submitted.


The court strongly prefers in-person oral argument for civil law and motion practice. Although virtual appearance is discouraged, the court will consider requests for virtual appearance if supported by a verified showing of hardship.  Any request to appear remotely at a hearing on a noticed motion under Local Rule 174 must be in writing, must either be stipulated to or explain the opposing side's position and must be filed no later than seven calendar days in advance of the noticed hearing date. There will be no hybrid appearances; all persons appearing in a single case must appear by the same format.


Initial Scheduling Conferences are held via videoconference on designated Thursdays at 2:30 PM. Because the format of these hearings is subject to change depending on the circumstances of each case, check the courtroom calendar to confirm the format of the hearing.


Settlement conferences are scheduled at times mutually convenient to the court, counsel and the parties.