United States DISTRICT Judge daniel j. calabretta (Djc)


Federal Judicial Service:

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Nominated by President Joseph R. Biden on August 1, 2022, to a seat vacated by the Hon. John A. Mendez. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 16, 2023, and received commission on February 21, 2023.



Princeton University, B.A., 2000

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2003


Professional Career:

2019 - 2023
Judge, Sacramento Superior Court

2013 - 2019
Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

2008 – 2013
Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

2005 – 2008
Associate, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

2004 – 2005
Law Clerk to the Hon. John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

2003 – 2004
Law Clerk to the Hon. William A. Fletcher, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



2021, 2022
Lecturer, University of California Davis School of Law, Direct Democracy in California

2021, 2022
Faculty, California Center for Judicial Education and Research, Primary Assignment Orientation, Juvenile Dependency