SENIOR United States District Judge John A. Mendez (JAM)

Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse

501 I Street

Sacramento, CA  95814


Courtroom 6, 14th floor




Judge Staff

Courtroom Deputy

M York
(916) 930-4091

*This contact information is available for case related questions.

Judicial Assistant

Jane Hayes
(916) 930-4250

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

Court Reporter

For court reporter information and to order transcripts click here

Law Clerks

Samantha Blemker
Tony Mekari


(916) 930-4250
Fax: (916) 930-4106

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

case management procedures
Procedures to be followed in Cases Assigned to Hon. John A. Mendez
motion schedule

Motion Type: Civil
Day: Designated Tuesdays*
Time: 01:00 p.m. (beginning January 09, 2024) 

Judge Mendez does not issue tentative rulings.

Motion Type: Criminal
Day: Tuesdays*
Time: 09:00 a.m.

Judge Mendez does not allow defense counsel to stand in for each other.

*Before submitting any requests for continuance of any deadline or hearing date in both civil and criminal cases, counsel must first check/clear dates with Courtroom Deputy M York.

Courtroom: 6, 14th floor
Telephone: (916) 930-4091

Any matter set before Senior District Judge Mendez, is held in person, in Courtroom 6, on the 14th floor of the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse and is open to the public. The Court does not provide remote/electronic means to the proceedings.

*Contact Courtroom Deputy M York for available dates (

See Local Rules for proper noticing of motions.

Judge Mendez's court calendars.

Calendars are subject to last minute changes. Please verify last minute changes with Courtroom Deputy M York.