The Honorable David De Alba

Sacramento County Superior Court, Department 47

Biography

The Hon. David De Alba is a judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2001 by former Governor Gray Davis.

Judge Alba received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1979.

Alba clerked for the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District in Sacramento before beginning his legal career at the California Department of Justice's Office of the Attorney General in 1979. He started out as a deputy attorney general, until being appointed the special assistant to then-attorney general Bill Lockyer in 1999, a position he would hold until his appointment to the bench two years later. During his time there, Alba specialized in criminal appeals, complex tort litigation, and law enforcement policy.

While on the bench, Judge Alba served as the assistant presiding judge and as presiding judge, he also served as the supervising judge of the Felony Home Courts and Probate Division. Some of his assignments have included presiding over the Civil Division and the Juvenile Court.

His professional organizations have included the California Judicial Council's Criminal Law Advisory Committee, the La Raza Lawyers Association, and the Hispanic Law Enforcement Task Force.

He has also served as a volunteer for the United Way of Sacramento, and for Habitat for Humanity.

He was named Judge of the Year in 2011 by the Sacramento Bar Association.

Judge Alba, who grew up in San Francisco, California, was the eldest of six children. His family immigrated from Mexico.

Recent Rulings by Hon. David De Alba

Recent Rulings by Hon. David De Alba

  • KATHERINE SKAGGS VS. THE PEP BOYS MANNY MOE & JACK OF CALIFORNIA

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required

    The Court has read and considered the parties joint case management statement filed January 4, 2021 providing further updates on discovery and defendant's pending motion for summary judgment.

    The parties request to continue the January 15, 2021 case management confere...

  • JEFF LOVE VS. PULTE HOME CORPORATION

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance is required

    The order to show cause hearing for January 15, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. is confirmed. To date, the Court has no record of dismissals on the two outstanding cross-complaints:

    1) Homewood Building Supply's Cross-Complaint

    2) CVC Construction Corp.'s Cross-Complaint

  • ISAIAH WHITE VS. SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required

    The Court has read and considered the declaration by supervising case manager for CPT Group, Inc., Tim Cunningham filed December 22, 2020, with respect to disbursement and final accounting. Based on the representation of Mr. Cunningham, the Court is satisfied that the funds h...

  • MELANY MINERS VS. K HOVNANIAN COMPANIES OF CALIFORNIA INC

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance is required

    The Court confirms the hearing of January 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in department 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and teleconferencing options]. Th...

  • MELNA JONES VS. JOHN MOURIER CONSTRUCTION INC

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance required

    The Court confirms the case management hearing of January 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in department 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and teleconferencing ...

  • SANTIAGO ROSAS VS. MOUNTAIN F. ENTERPRISES INC

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance required

    The Court confirms the case management conference hearing of January 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in department 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and telec...

  • CHIA XIONG VS. TGC ENTERPRISES INC

    Jan 14, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance required

    The Court confirms the case management conference hearing of January 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in department 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and telec...

  • DENE STARKS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Jan 13, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Dene Starks v. Nationwide Mutula Ins. Co. (34-2016-00199026)

    Motion for Class Certification

    The motion of Defendant to Strike Expert Opinions of Caren Goldberg is CONTINUED, on the Court's own motion, to January 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Dept. 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances pre...

  • DENE STARKS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Jan 13, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Dene Starks v. Nationwide Mutula Ins. Co. (34-2016-00199026)

    Motion for Class Certification

    The motion of Defendant to Strike Expert Opinions of Dr. David Lewin is CONTINUED, on the Court's own motion, to January 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in Dept. 41.

    Notice: Given the circumstances pr...

  • DENE STARKS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Jan 13, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Dene Starks v. Nationwide Mutula Ins. Co. (34-2016-00199026)

    Motion for Class Certification

    The motion of Defendant to Seal documents filed in Support of Defendant's Response in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is CONTINUED, on the Court's own motion, to January 28, ...

  • DENE STARKS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Jan 13, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Dene Starks v. Nationwide Mutula Ins. Co. (34-2016-00199026)

    Motion for Class Certification

    The motion of Defendant to Seal documents filed in support of defendant's Motion to Strike the Expert Opinions of David Lewin and Caren Goldberg is CONTINUED, on the Court's own motion, to January 28...

  • DENE STARKS, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF, AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED VS. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

    Jan 13, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Dene Starks v. Nationwide Mutula Ins. Co. (34-2016-00199026)

    Motion for Class Certification

    The motion of Defendant to Seal documents filed in connection with Defendant's Response in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification is CONTINUED, on the Court's own motion, to January...

  • GREGORY A BRAGG VS. WOODSIDE BELLA BRISAS INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required.

    The parties reached a partial global settlement as to defendants Woodside and 24 cross-defendants. Plaintiff is continuing to pursue claims against the remaining 36 cross-defendants that have no settled. Plaintiff is requesting 60-90 day continuance.

    The Court having...

  • LIBRADO SARCENO VS. REGULUS GROUP LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required

    The Court is in receipt of the parties' joint stipulation to vacate or in the alternative, continue the January 8, 2021 case management hearing in department 41.

    On November 25, 2020, the plaintiff's motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement in depart...

  • MARICHEL SOBREPENA VS. STATEGIES TO EMPOWER PEOPLE INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance is required

    The case management conference hearing date of January 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in department 41 is confirmed.

    Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and tele...

  • DIORELLA KHAN VS. TAYLOR MORRISON OF CALIFORNIA LLC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearances required.

    The Court has read and considered the parties' joint case management statement filed December 3, 2020. The parties provided the Court with background information, including an update on the Petersen-Dean Bankruptcy order lifting the stay and further status of mediation. The...

  • PEDRO TORRES VS. VILLARA CORPORATION

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearances are required.

    The Court is in receipt of plaintiffs' and defendants' case management statements filed December 24, 2020 and December 21, 2020 respectively. The mediation previously scheduled for October 29, 2020 was rescheduled to March 3, 2021. The parties request to continue the Ja...

  • GARY BRINTON VS. WOODSIDE 05N LP

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required

    The Court is in receipt of the parties' joint case management statements filed December 21, 2020; including individual statements from defendants Future Plastering; West-Cal Concrete; Brazil Quality Roofing; Kenyon Plastering, Inc. Troy Scott's Custom Grading; Procida Landsca...

  • AMANDA O'CONNOR VS. SCHWANS CONSUMER BRANDS INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required.

    The Court is in receipt of the parties' joint case management conference statement filed December 23, 2020. The parties have tentatively resolved this matter and are still in the process of drafting settlement papers, as the settlement took longer than the parties initially ...

  • ANDRE RICHARDS VS. CALIFORNIA CASCADE BUILDING MATERIALS, INC.

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance required

    The order to show cause hearing for January 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in department 41 is confirmed. Notice: Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telephonic and teleconferencing options]. ...

  • JAMES HITES VS. K. HOVNANIAN FORECAST HOMES NORTHERN INC

    Jan 07, 2021 |  Sacramento County

    Appearance required.

    The case management conference hearing on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. is confirmed. The parties are required to appear.

    Given the circumstances presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this hearing will be conducted remotely via Zoom [which includes telepho...

  • ADRIAN AGUIRRE VS. BITECH INC

    Dec 18, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No appearance required

    The case management hearing scheduled December 18, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in rescheduled to March 19, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in department 41 to give plaintiff an opportunity to file a motion to approve final distribution of the settlement.

    The parties to file a joint / case m...

  • SAIYAZ ABDUL VS. GARDA CL WEST INC

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    Appearances required.

    The Court confirms the case management conference hearing scheduled for Thursday, December 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., in department 41 for status on the dismissal of the entire Sacramento case, pending the final approval hearing of the JCCP 4828 case in Los Angeles.

    Notic...

  • ANTHONY TRUJILLO VS. VALET LIVING, LLC. A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

    Dec 17, 2020 |  Sacramento County

    No apearance required

    The Court has read and considered the parties joint statement filed December 3, 2020 requesting further continuance as the mediation previously scheduled on October 29, 2020 with Russ Wunderli, is rescheduled to December 16, 2020.

    The Parties request to continue the ma...

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