Judge Stephen V. Manley | Trellis: Legal Intelligence + Judicial Analytics

The Honorable Stephen V. Manley

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 61 (website)

Court Info

Santa Clara County Superior Court, Department 61 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (408) 491-4840

Court Reporter: +1 (408) 491-4845


The Hon. Stephen V. Manley is a judge for the Superior Court of Santa Clara County in California. He was originally appointed to the Santa Clara Municipal Court by former governor Jerry Brown in 1977. He was then elevated to the Superior Court after the unification of the courts in 1998.

Manley earned a B.A. in behavioral sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He then received an LL.B. from Stanford University in 1966.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Manley was the directing attorney for Community Legal Services from 1966 to 1977.

Over the course of his judicial career, Manley founded the Santa Clara Drug Treatment Court as well as the Santa Clara Mental Health Treatment Court.

Manley is a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Award for Public Service from the American Psychiatric Association. He has also been awarded the Chief Justice’s Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership by the California Courts Review.

He has coached and refereed the Peninsula Soccer League.


LL.B. from Stanford University (1966)

B.A. from University of California, Berkeley (Behavioral Sciences)


Judge at Municipal Court of California in Santa Clara County, California (1977 to 1998)

Directing Attorney at Community Legal Services in Santa Clara County, California (1966 to 1977)

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