The Honorable Paul R. Bernal

Santa Clara County Superior Court

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Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 22 (website)

Clerk phone: (408) 882-2340

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Hon. Paul R. Bernal is a judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was elected to the court in 2000, but he was appointed early to fill a vacancy.


  • J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A. from Loyola Marymount University


  • Prosecutor at Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office in Santa Clara County (1989 to 2000)
  • Law Specialist at Littler Mendelson in San Jose (1987 to 1989)
  • Associate at Bodkin, McCarthy, Sargent & Smith in Los Angeles (1986 to 1987)