A native San Franciscan, Katherine Feinstein was appointed to the Fire Commission by Mayor London Breed on January 16, 2020. Having spent her 36-year legal career in public service, Feinstein served as a Superior Court Judge for 12 years, presiding over civil, criminal, juvenile and family law matters, prior to her election as Presiding Judge.
Feinstein’s public service includes membership on the Commission on Judicial Performance, the Supreme Court’s Domestic Violence Task Force and prior legal work as Supervising Attorney of the Family & Children’s Division of the City Attorney’s Office, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and as an Assistant District Attorney.
Feinstein’s community engagement includes membership on the Board of John Burton Advocates for Youth, and past membership on the Boards of the Edgewood Center for Children & Families and the California Medical Board. She is also a former Member of the San Francisco Police Commission.