Hon. Lillian K. Sing (Ret.)



  • 1995-2015       Judge, San Francisco Superior Court
    Presided as Presiding Judge, Assistant Presiding Judge
    Presided in Complex Litigation, Civil Trials, Civil and Criminal Law and Motion, Appellate Division of the Superior Court, Family Court, Probate Court, Juvenile Court, Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Trials, Drug Court, Mental Health/Behavioral Health Court, Community Justice Court, Civil Harassment, Housing Court, Domestic Violence, Small Claims, Traffic Court, Asbestos Trials


  • 1985    California Supreme Court, Justice assigned by the Judicial Council
    Wilks v. Mouton, 42 Cal.3d 400


  • 2008    Advising Judge, Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, Juvenile Justice Study Delegation
  • 2003    Judicial Exchange Moscow Trial Judges
  • 2002    Faculty Judge, National Judicial College
  • 1975    J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1966    M.S.W. in Social Work, Columbia University
  • 1964    B.S. in Psychology, Occidental College


  • 2016    Joe Morozumi Award, Asian American Bar Association
  • 2016    Women’s History Month Honoree, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • 1993    Outstanding Jurist Award, San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance
  • 1989    Trial Judge of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1982    First Asian-American Woman Judge in Northern California, Asian American Bar Association


  • 2006    Head of delegation of 9 Asian-American scholars to China, invited by People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
  • 2004    Lecturer and Moot Court, Shanghai High People’s Court
  • 2002    Faculty Judge, National Judicial College, Jury System, Russia
  • 1998    Policy, Harvard Law School and Kennedy School of Government
  • 1988    Lecturer on the U.S. legal system and judicial process, Shanghai High People’s Court, the Beijing People’s Supreme Court, and the Chinese Senior Trial Judges’ College

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