The Honorable Patricia M. Lucas

CA Bar #: 88802 (November 1979)

Appointed By: Gov. Joseph Graham Davis, Jr.

Biography

The Hon. Patricia M. Lucas is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Gray Davis in 2002, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Edwin Pearce II.

She earned a B.A. from Rice University. She then completed a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1979.

Lucas began her legal career as an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in 1979. Seven years later, she moved to Brown & Bain, where she practiced for another seven years. Then, in 1993, she started working for Fenwick & West as its litigation practice leader, a position she held until her appointment to the bench. Over the course of her legal career, she has specialized in employment and intellectual property litigation.

She has served as the Dean of the B. E. Witkin California Judicial College.

Lucas was born and raised in San Francisco, California.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Patricia M. Lucas

  • Sep 01, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 JOHANA MARTINEZ, 13 Plaintiff, TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION FOR SPECIAL SETTING OF TRIAL 14 vs.

    15 INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.; ABIY

    MESHESHA, M.D.; and DOES 1 through 50,

    The above-entitled action comes on for hearing before the Honorable Patricia M. ...

  • Sep 01, 2021 Santa Clara County

    10 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    13 MENCHILA VILLARUBIA WOODALL, as an individual and on behalf of all others similarly 14 situated, TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PAGA 15 Plaintiffs, SETTLEMENT

    16 vs.

    17 VASONA MANAGEMENT, INC., a California

    corporation; and DOES 1 thr...

  • Sep 01, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 MERIDIAN AT WILLOW GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, a California 13 nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, on behalf of TENTATIVE RULING RE: its homeowner members, DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED 14 COMPLAINT; MOTION TO STRIKE Plaintiff,

    17 a California limited liability com...

  • Sep 01, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 In re MILGARD WAGE AND HOUR CASES Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 5056

    13 Coordination Proceeding Special Title (C.R.C.

    Rule 3.550) TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION 14 FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR Included Actions: [SIC] IN THE ALTERNATIVE, 15 SUMMARY A...

  • Sep 01, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 IN RE ARLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Lead SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FORUM NON 14 CONVENIENS

    19 I. INTRODUCTION

    20 This is a putative securities class action brought on behalf of persons and/or entities that 21 purchased ...

  • Aug 25, 2021 Santa Clara County

    . COMPLEX

    15 UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., a Delaware

    Corporation; RASIER, LLC, a Delaware Limited

    16 Liability Company; and DOES 1 through 50,

    inclusive,

    Footnote 17: Defendants.

    Footnote 18: 19

    ...

  • Aug 25, 2021 Santa Clara County

    .
    SMITH+NOBLE HOME, INC., a Delaware

    16 corporation; and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive,

    17 Defendants.

    Footnote 15:

    Footnote 18: 19

    ...

  • Aug 25, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 JOSHUA JACOPETTI and CRYSTAL DAVIS, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly 13 situated, TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF 14 Plaintiffs, CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT 15 vs.

    16 NATIONAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES,

    INC.; NATIONAL HOME HE...

  • Aug 25, 2021 Santa Clara County

    11 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    14 VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, LLC, 15 Plaintiff, TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE FIRST 16 vs. AMENDED CLASS ACTION CROSS- COMPLAINT AND TO RECLASSIFY 17 FARRAH SIPIN, ACTION AS COMPLEX 18 Defendant.

    19 FARRAH SIPIN, on behalf of herself and all

    othe...

  • Aug 25, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 Citizen Power Initiatives for China, and Doe Plaintiffs 1-6, the latter individually and on behalf 13 of all others similarly situated, TENTATIVE RULING RE: PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION AND 14 Plaintiffs, STAY PROCEEDINGS 15 vs.

    16 Tencent America LLC and Tencen...

  • Aug 18, 2021 Santa Clara County

    .
    THE , a

    17 municipal corporation; JACQUELINE

    ONCIANO, Director of Planning and

    18 Development for the County of Santa Clara; and

    DOES 1 through 100, inclusive,

    Footnote 16:

    Footnote 19: Respondents and Defendants.

    Footnote 20: 21

    ...

  • Aug 18, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 ARACELI MEZA, an individual, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated; CARINA 13 BORROEL, an individual, on behalf of herself TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION and all others similarly situated; and KIMBERLY FOR APPROVAL OF PAGA 14 GUERRERO, an individual, on beha...

  • Aug 18, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 ARACELI SANCHEZ, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, TO LIFT STAY ON PAGA CLAIM 14

    vs.

    16 DIEGO, LLC; EMERALD TEXTILES

    SERVICES, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, LLC;

    17 and DOES 1 thro...

  • Aug 18, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 SYLVIA BERNABE, as an individual and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF 14 CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT vs.

    16 and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive,

    17 Defendants.

    22 I. INTRODUC...

  • Aug 11, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 VIOLETA BARAJAS, on behalf of herself, all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS 14 ACTION/PAGA SETTLEMENT vs.

    16 Arizona limited liability company;

    COMMERCIAL SERVICE SOLUTIONS, LLC,

    17 an...

  • Aug 04, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 DAVID GUYSI, on behalf of himself, all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS 14 ACTION SETTLEMENT vs.

    16 SERVICES USA CORPORATION, a Delaware

    corporation; BOMBARDIER MASS TRANSIT

    17 CORPORA...

  • Aug 04, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 DAVID GUYSI, on behalf of himself, all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF CLASS 14 ACTION SETTLEMENT vs.

    16 SERVICES USA CORPORATION, a Delaware

    corporation; BOMBARDIER MASS TRANSIT

    17 CORPORA...

  • Aug 04, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 BERNABE CANTADA SINSAY, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated and 13 on behalf of the general public, TENTATIVE RULING RE: SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE FIRST 14 Plaintiff, AMENDED COMPLAINT 15 vs.

    16 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL

    ASSOCATION, ...

  • Jul 28, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 LOWRI MCGILL, and a class of similarly situated others, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, TO BIFURCATE

    16 VINTAGE HOUSING, KENNEDY WILSON,

    FPI MANAGEMENT, INC., and DOES 1

    17 through 50,

    18 Defendants.

    23 I. INTRODUCTION

    ...

  • Jul 28, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 MARI VOGEL, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, TO QUASH

    16 JERRY HUANG, an individual; JING CHANG,

    an individual; and DOES 1 to 100, inclusive,

    22 I. INTRODUCTION

    23 This i...

  • Jul 28, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, LLC, 13 Plaintiff, TENTATIVE RULING RE: SPECIAL MOTION TO STRIKE 14 vs.

    15 SANJAY JAYAWARDENA, et al.,

    16 Defendants.

    18 himself and all others similarly situated,

    19 Cross-Complainant,

    20 vs.

    21 VELOCI...

  • Jul 21, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 ANRIKA MILLER, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: MOTION Plaintiff, FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF 14 CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT vs.

    16 California corporation; CERF DIAGNOSTICS,

    INC., a California Corporation; MICHELL...

  • Jul 21, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 THUNDER TOKEN INC., a Delaware corporation, 13 TENTATIVE RULING RE: Plaintiff, DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED 14 CROSS-COMPLAINT; MOTION TO vs. STRIKE PORTIONS OF FIRST 15 AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT ZACHARY AMSDEN; and DOES 1 through 25,

    16 inclusive,

    17 Defendant...

  • Jul 21, 2021 Santa Clara County

    9 COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA

    12 Citizen Power Initiatives for China, and Doe Plaintiffs 1-6, the latter individually and on behalf 13 of all others similarly situated, TENTATIVE RULING RE: PETITION TO COMPEL ARBITRATION AND 14 Plaintiffs, STAY PROCEEDINGS 15 vs.

    16 Tencent America LLC and Tencen...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Patricia M. Lucas

On May 17, 2022 an other complaint (not spec) unlimited (42) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

6 Files
Filed

May 17, 2022

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Type

Other Complaint (Not Spec) Unlimited (42)

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May 20, 2022

On May 16, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
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May 16, 2022

Status

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

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May 18, 2022

On May 11, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
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May 11, 2022

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

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May 12, 2022

On May 11, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

May 11, 2022

Status

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Other Employment Unlimited (15)

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May 12, 2022

On May 10, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
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May 10, 2022

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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May 12, 2022

On May 10, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

May 10, 2022

Status

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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May 12, 2022

On May 9, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

May 09, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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May 11, 2022

On April 27, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Apr 27, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Apr 29, 2022

On April 26, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Apr 26, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Apr 29, 2022

On April 25, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Apr 25, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Apr 30, 2022

On April 25, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Apr 25, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara County, CA

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Santa Clara

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Apr 30, 2022

On April 25, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Apr 25, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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County

Santa Clara County, CA

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Santa Clara

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Apr 30, 2022

On April 13, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Apr 13, 2022

Status

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Apr 14, 2022

On April 6, 2022 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Apr 06, 2022

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Apr 07, 2022

On December 15, 2020 an other complaint (not spec) unlimited (42) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

2 Files
Filed

Dec 15, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Other Complaint (Not Spec) Unlimited (42)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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May 14, 2022

On December 8, 2020 a breach of contract/warranty unlimited(06) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

1 File
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Dec 08, 2020

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Type

Breach of Contract/Warranty Unlimited(06)

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Santa Clara

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Nov 09, 2021

On December 7, 2020 an other complaint (not spec) unlimited (42) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

1 File
Filed

Dec 07, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Other Complaint (Not Spec) Unlimited (42)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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May 16, 2022

On December 3, 2020 an other non-pi/pd/wd tort unlimited (35) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

1 File
Filed

Dec 03, 2020

Status

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Type

Other non-PI/PD/WD Tort Unlimited (35)

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Santa Clara

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Nov 09, 2021

On December 1, 2020 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

2 Files
Filed

Dec 01, 2020

Status

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Nov 09, 2021

On December 1, 2020 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

2 Files
Filed

Dec 01, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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County

Santa Clara County, CA

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Santa Clara

Case Last Refreshed

Nov 09, 2021

On November 17, 2020 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

43 Files
Filed

Nov 17, 2020

Status

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Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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May 14, 2022

On October 27, 2020 a business tort/unfair bus prac unlimited (07) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

1 File
Filed

Oct 27, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Business Tort/Unfair Bus Prac Unlimited (07)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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Nov 08, 2021

On October 23, 2020 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

1 File
Filed

Oct 23, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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Santa Clara

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May 16, 2022

On October 19, 2020 an other employment unlimited (15) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Santa Clara County. Judge Patricia M. Lucas presiding.

2 Files
Filed

Oct 19, 2020

Status

Active

Type

Other Employment Unlimited (15)

Judge

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County

Santa Clara County, CA

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