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The Honorable Mark H. Pierce

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 2 (website)

Court Info

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 2 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (408) 882-2120

Biography

The Hon. Mark H. Pierce is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was appointed to the bench by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Joseph Biafore.

Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. He then completed a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Pierce began his legal career in 1975. He started by working in a series of small law firms, some of which have included Clark & Glennon as well as Kelly, Legal & Olimpia. Then, in 1985, he became a partner at Olson & Pierce, where he specialized in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

His memberships have included the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Pierce was born in San Jose, California.

He is registered as a Republican.

Education

J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law

Bachelor's degree from University of Colorado

Career

Partner at Olson & Pierce in Santa Clara County, California (1985 to 2005)

Attorney at Kelly, Leal & Olimpia in Santa Clara County, California (1980 to 1985)

Attorney at Clark and Glennon (1979 to 1980)

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