The Honorable Jose S. Franco

Santa Clara County Superior Court

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Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 73 (website)

Clerk phone: (408) 534­-5610

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Hon. Jose Franco is a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was appointed Nov. 17, 2015 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of James P. Kleinberg.


  • J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Bachelor's Degree from Boston College


  • Adjunct Lecturer at San Jose State University Department of Justice Studies (2007 to 2012)
  • Deputy Public Defender at Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office in Santa Clara County (2000 to 2015)