Monica F. Wiley has been a San Francisco Superior Court judge since 2009. She was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and is the second African American female appointed to the San Francisco Superior Court bench. During her tenure she has as presided in civil, criminal and family law departments in both trial and calendar courtrooms. Judge Wiley has also served as a member of the Court’s Executive Committee, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, the Civil Grand Jury Committee, the Personnel Committee and the Events/Collegiality Committee. She currently presides over a family law calendar department. Judge Wiley also serves on the California Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) as classroom faculty for newly appointed judges in the State of California.
Judge Wiley received her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and earned her J.D., Cum Laude, from Howard University School of Law in 1995. She clerked for The Hon. David A. Garcia on the San Francisco Superior Court and joined the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in 1996 where she spent over 10 years litigating personal injury cases in state court and civil rights claims in federal court. She served as lead trial counsel in 27 jury trials in both state and federal court. In 2007, Judge Wiley joined the San Francisco firm of Carlson, Calladine & Peterson, LLP, where she specialized in complex civil litigation until her appointment to the bench.
Judge Wiley is a member of the California Judge's Association, the American Judge's Association, the Wiley Manuel Law Foundation and a lifetime member of the Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, the Charles Houston Bar Association, and the California Association of Black Lawyers.