If you have a competent Attorney, you should be fine in either venue. If you do not have an Attorney, you are at a major disadvantage regardless of venue.
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There was certainly a time when that was generally true. These days, while there are sympathetic judges at both offices, I like your chances better in Oakland than in San Francisco.
That is a real judgment call; it probably has more to do with the relationship with the attorneys and the judges than any huge preferences or prejudices on the part of the Judge. I think I have spent more time in preparing the case than hand-pick the venues.
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