District Judge Edward J. Davila

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 4—5th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113


The Court has returned to holding its criminal and civil calendars in-person.  Unless otherwise specifically set by the Court, all proceedings will be held In-Person, in San Jose, Courtroom 4, 5th Floor. 

Non-Public Hearings [Settlement Conferences]

The court will use Zoom Meetings (as opposed to Zoom Webinars) for settlement conferences and other non-public hearings.  To join a meeting, click on the link below.  You will initially enter a “waiting room” and will be admitted into the meeting by court staff.

Meeting ID: 160 245 3817
Password: 312156

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

View Judge Davila’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionMondays1:30 p.m.
Civil Law and MotionThursdays (by reservation only)9:00 a.m.
Case Management ConferencesThursdays10:00 a.m.
Pretrial ConferencesThursdays11:00 a.m.
Trial Jury SelectionTuesdays9:00 a.m.
TrialTuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom DeputyChere Robinson
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

Chambers Copy Requirements

The processing of unnecessary chambers copies wastes resources and burdens the court.  Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(d)(7), chambers copies should not be submitted unless required by the assigned judge’s standing order or specifically requested by the assigned judge.

Judges’ standing orders may include additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars.  If they are not in agreement, a judge’s standing order supersedes the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Davila’s standing orders are set forth below:

The parties are required to submit chambers copies of pleadings (complaints, answers, cross-complaints, etc.) and briefing and supporting materials for dispositive motions.  The printed copies shall be marked “Chambers Copy – Do Not File” and shall be clearly marked with the case number and name of the assigned judge.  Chambers copies shall be mailed or delivered to the Clerk’s Office.

When all or a portion of a filing has been sealed, the parties shall submit only the unredacted version of that filing.  Chambers copies of unredacted documents shall clearly indicate the portions that are subject to sealing orders.

Whenever possible, the spine of a binder containing chambers copies should not exceed three inches in width, even if this limitation results in the use of multiple binders.  Documents should be printed on both sides of each sheet of paper.

Delivery Address

Robert F. Peckham Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
280 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

About District Judge Edward J. Davila

  • Born 1952 in Palo Alto, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Marilyn Hall Patel. Confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2011, and received commission on March 3, 2011.


  • California State University, San Diego, B.A., 1976
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

  • Deputy public defender, Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, California, 1981-1988
  • Private practice, San Jose, California, 1988-2001
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 2001-2011