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Notice: The Civil Clerk’s Office has moved!

Effective November 20, 2023, the Civil Clerk’s Office is now located at the Civil & Family Law Courthouse located at 3055 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Civil Tentative Rulings

Civil Matters

Tentative Ruling by Phone: (707) 521-6606 - between the hours of 2 pm – 4 pm the day before the hearing

  • Civil Tentative Rulings are provided for:
    • Civil Collection Cases ext. 2
    • Civil Case Management Calendar ext. 4
    • Civil Law and Motion ext. 3
    • Civil Order to Show Cause ext. 5
  • Civil Law and Motion Tentative Rulings are usually available the day before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • Civil Order to show Cause Tentative Rulings are usually available two days before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • Civil CMC and Collection CMC Tentative Rulings are usually available three days before the hearing after 2:00 PM
  • If the tentative ruling is accepted, no appearance is necessary unless otherwise indicated.
  • Oral Argument - If you wish to be heard in response to the tentative ruling, you must call the department (as listed below) and leave a brief message that includes the case name and number and the party requesting argument. Any interested party who wishes to be heard in opposition must also notify all other parties of your intent to appear, or the attorney for all other parties of your intent to appear. Both notifications must be completed no later than 4:00 PM on the court day immediately preceding the day of the hearing.
  • Unless notification has been given as provided above, the tentative rulings shall become the rulings of the court on the day of the hearing.
  • Parties in small claims cases and motions for claims of exemption are exempt from this requirement
  • No Tentative Rulings provided for:

The following paragraph refers to Civil Law & Motion:

In order for the research attorney and judge to have adequate time to prep for your L&M matter, please comply with SCR 5.2E by delivering on the date of filing courtesy copies (need not be file-endorsed) to the chambers of the moving papers, reply or opposition.

Dropping a Civil Law & Motion Matter:

If a matter scheduled for the Law and Motion calendar settles or is dismissed, the moving party is responsible for notifying the Judicial Assistant in the department to which you are assigned.

Tentative Rulings

Judge Patrick Broderick - Courtroom 16

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6729

 Judge Bradford DeMeo - Courtroom 17

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6725

Collections Case Management Conference Calendar - Courtroom 17

Empire Annex – 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200
(707) 521-6725

Judge Christopher Honigsberg - Courtroom 18

Civil and Family Law Courthouse – 3055 Cleveland Avenue
(707) 521-6723

Judge Oscar A. Pardo - Courtroom 19

Civil and Family Law Courthouse – 3055 Cleveland Avenue
(707) 521-6602

Special Set Tentative Rulings

Civil Courthouse – 3055 Cleveland Avenue
(707) 521-6602

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