|Vince Girdhari Chhabria|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
March 7, 2014
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by||Susan Illston|
|Born||Vince Girdhari Chhabria
November 27, 1969
San Francisco, California
|Residence||Corte Madera, California|
|Education||University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
Vince Girdhari Chhabria (born November 27, 1969) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and formerly a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney's Office.
Chhabria was born in 1969 in San Francisco, California to Indian parents who are Mumbai natives. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received a Juris Doctor in 1998 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif. He served as a law clerk to Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1998 to 1999. He clerked for Judge James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Keker & Van Nest, LLP. From 2001 to 2002, he clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling, LLP. From 2005 to 2013, he served in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, finally as Deputy City Attorney for Government Litigation and as the Co-Chief of Appellate Litigation.
Federal judicial service
On July 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Chhabria to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, to the seat vacated by Judge Susan Illston, who took senior status on July 1, 2013. He was reported out of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on January 16, 2014. On March 5, 2014, the motion to invoke cloture on his nomination was agreed to by a vote of 57-43. His nomination was confirmed later that day by a vote of 58-41. He received his judicial commission on March 7, 2014.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California