Feb. 26, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Honorable Charles A. Legge (ret.), district court judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. District Judge Charles A. Legge (ret.) died December 8, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife of 71 years and his three children. He was 93.

Judge Legge was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 1984 and said serving as a judge was "the best job in the world." He was well respected by lawyers appearing before him who described him as exceptionally bright and extraordinarily fair. “Chuck Legge exemplified all the qualities one looks for in a jurist—an abiding commitment to the law, an unwavering sense of fairness to all who appeared before him, and an exceptional intelligence coupled with a good measure of common sense,” said Senior Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court of Northern California. Please read the full obituary here: https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/notices/district-judge-charles-a-legge-1930-2023