The Honorable James E. Towery

Santa Clara County Superior Court

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Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 77 (website)

Clerk phone: (408) 792-4220

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Hon. James E. Towery is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was appointed on November 21, 2012 to succeed Judge Kevin J. Murphy.

He is a former president of the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.


  • J.D. from Emory University
  • B.A. from Princeton University


  • Lawyer at Rossi, Hammerslough, Reischl and Chuck (2011 to 2012)
  • Chief Trial Counsel at State Bar of California (2010 to 2011)
  • Shareholder at Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel Inc. (1989 to 2010)
  • Lawyer at Morgan and Towery (1979 to 1989)
  • Law Clerk and Associate at Morgan, Beauzay, Hammer, Ezgar, Bledsoe and Rucka (1976 to 1979)