Judge Edward J. Davila | Trellis

The Honorable Edward J. Davila

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

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.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1979)

B.A. from San Diego State University (1976)

Career

Judge at Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, California (2001 to 2011)

Attorney at Davila & Polverino in Santa Clara County, California (1988 to 2001)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in Santa Clara County, California (1981 to 1988)

Recent Rulings by Hon Edward J. Davila

  • KARL RISINGER V. SOC LLC

    Sep 1, 2017 | 

    KARL E. RISINGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. SOC LLC; et al., Defendants-Appellants. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada Miranda M. Du, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted June 9, 2017 Pasadena, California Before: GRABER and MURGUIA, Circuit Judges, and DAVILA, **...

  • EDWIN CAMPOS MEJIA V. JEFFERSON SESSIONS

    Aug 29, 2017 | 

    EDWIN EDUARDO CAMPOS MEJIA, Petitioner, v. A JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, Attorney General, Respondent. On Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals Argued and Submitted June 9, 2017 Pasadena, California Filed August 29, 2017 Before: Susan P. Graber and Mary H. Murguia, Circuit Judg...

  • FANNIE MAE V. ANTHONY LARUFFA

    Jun 28, 2017 | 

    FANNIE MAE, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the United States, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ANTHONY P. LARUFFA, individually and as trustee of Camino Real Trust UTD 7/22/98 and JOHN GRASSIA, individually and as trustee of Grassia Trust UTD 12/23/95 as Amended and Restated 10/9/06, Defendan...

  • COVE PARTNERS, LLC V. XL SPECIALTY INS. CO.

    Jun 13, 2017 | 

    COVE PARTNERS, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. XL SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California S. James Otero, District Judge, Presiding Submitted June 9, 2017** Pasadena, California Before: GRABER and MURGUIA, Circuit Jud...

  • MELVIN KORNBERG V. UNITED STATES

    Jun 13, 2017 | 

    MELVIN KORNBERG, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada Jennifer A. Dorsey, District Judge, Presiding Submitted June 9, 2017** Pasadena, California Before: GRABER and MUR...

  • MELVIN KORNBERG V. UNITED STATES

    Jun 13, 2017 | 

    MELVIN KORNBERG, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada James C. Mahan, District Judge, Presiding Submitted June 9, 2017** Pasadena, California Before: GRABER and MURGUIA...

  • ZYNGA, INC. V. VOSTU USA, INC.

    Sep 16, 2011 | 

    816 F. Supp. 2d 824 (2011) ZYNGA, INC., Plaintiff/Counter-defendant, v. VOSTU USA, INC., Vostu LLC, Vostu, Ltd., Defendants/Counter-claimants. Case No. 11-CV-02959-EJD. United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division. September 16, 2011. Larry W. McFarland, Dennis L. Wilson, David K. Capla...

  • HICKCOX-HUFFMAN V. US AIRWAYS, INC.

    Apr 27, 2011 | 

    788 F. Supp. 2d 1036 (2011) Hayley HICKCOX-HUFFMAN, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. US AIRWAYS, INC., et al., Defendants. No. C10-05193 HRL. United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division. April 27, 2011. Roger N. Behle, Jr., Thomas G. Foley, Jr., Jus...

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