Hon. Charlotte Walter Woolard joins ADR Service, Inc. with 22 years of judicial experience in multiple civil and family law departments. She held several positions in court leadership as Supervising Judge of the Unified Family Court and Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division. Prior to her appointment on the bench, Judge Woolard was a civil litigator at a major national law firm.
The cumulative experience from her diverse judicial and civil litigation background has made Judge Woolard one of the most successful judges in resolving disputes across many areas of law:
Serving for nearly a decade as a Family Law judge, including two terms leading the eight family- related departments in San Francisco’s Unified Family Court, Judge Woolard has handled almost every issue presented before family courts, including:
Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court, 1995 – 2015
Justice Pro Tempore, California Court of Appeal, October – December 2000
Judge of the Municipal Court, San Francisco Judicial District, 1993 – 1995
Civil Litigation Attorney, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, 1986 – 1993
Assistant District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco, 1980 – 1986
Research Attorney, San Francisco Superior Court, 1979 – 1980
Judge Woolard has been a frequent panelist and presenter at numerous continuing education seminars in the areas of Family Law, Civil Practice and Procedure, and Settlement Strategies. Representative providers include:
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