The Honorable Edward J. Davila

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Department 1

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Biography

The Hon. Edward J. Davila is a district judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He was nominated to the bench by former President Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, filling a seat vacated by the Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel.

Davila earned a B.A. from San Diego State University in 1976. He then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1979.

He began his legal career as a deputy public defender in the Office of the Public Defender of Santa Clara County in 1981.

Seven years later, he left the public sector and started working as an attorney at Davila & Polverino. He practiced with the firm for thirteen years, eventually leaving when he was appointed to the Superior Court of Santa Clara County by former Governor Gray Davis.

Davila has served as president of the Santa Clara County La Raza Lawyers Association as well as the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

He is a recipient of the Justice Baryl Salsman Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Davila was born in Palo Alto, California. His wife, the Hon. Mary Greenwood, has served as the Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth District.