United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court


Magistrate Judge
Paul Singh Grewal

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 5 - 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Weekly Court Calendar Schedule 
Criminal Law and Motion Thursdays 1:30 p.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily during duty months 1:30 p.m.
Civil Law and Motion
Case Management/Status Conferences
Pretrial Conferences
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.
Trials Mondays 9:30 a.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Oscar Rivera 408-535-5378
Civil Case Docketing Cindy Vargas 408-535-5386
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Contact Chambers
Email for Proposed Orders: PSGpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
PSGpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal

Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal was appointed in 2010. He has presided over and settled criminal and civil cases in a wide range of subject areas, including patent, employment, civil rights, commercial contract, trademark, and federal misdemeanor cases. He serves as a member of the court's Technology Practice and Patent Local Rules Committees.

Judge Grewal received his Bachelor of Science from MIT, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. After working on complex commercial litigation at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Judge Grewal then joined Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder (which later merged with Howrey LLP), where he was elected partner and served on the firm's management committee. His practice was focused on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent trials and appeals. He has tried patent cases in a variety of federal district courts across the country, and has argued appeals before a variety of federal appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit. His clients ranged from large technology and biotechnology firms to small medical device and financial firms to individual inventors. He also was registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, and his practice included re-examinations before the PTO.

Judge Grewal is a former President of the South Asian Bar of Northern California and the North American South Asian Bar Association.