Magistrate Judge
Howard R. Lloyd

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 2 - 5th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily during duty months 1:30 p.m.
Civil Law and Motion Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.
Pretrial and Case Management Conferences Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Patricia Cromwell 408-535-5365
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Diane Miyashiro 408-535-5373
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Email for Proposed Orders:
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd

Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd has tried a multitude of civil cases and criminal misdemeanors, ruled on hundreds of discovery disputes and case-dispositive motions, and recently empaneled two grand juries.

Judge Lloyd obtained his undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and—after military service—earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

For the next 30 years he worked as a trial and appellate lawyer for a large San Jose law firm. He first-chaired about 50 trials, mostly in the areas of employment, civil rights, contract, and intellectual property. As his firm's appellate specialist, he wrote about 100 appeals, argued frequently at the California Courts of Appeal, and appeared three times before the California Supreme Court. After leaving the firm, he worked for two years as an independent ADR provider.

While in private practice, Judge Lloyd was selected for voluntary service as an Early Neutral Evaluator (N.D. CA), mediator (California Court of Appeals), and Settlement Judge Pro Tem (Santa Clara County Superior Court). He was a frequent presenter at continuing education courses for attorneys, usually speaking about employment law or business torts.

Since taking the bench in 2002, Judge Lloyd has continued speaking to bar associations and other groups, served on court committees as well as on the Ninth Circuit Committee on Magistrate Judges Education, and in 2010 guided the establishment of the “Help Desk” for pro se litigants at the San Jose Courthouse. For many years he also taught a seminar at Santa Clara University Law School.