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 Hernandez 408-535-5386
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Contact Chambers
Email for Proposed Orders:
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)

About Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal

Since joining the Court in 2010, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Judge Grewal then joined Day Casebeer Batchelder & Madrid (which later merged with Howrey LLP) where his practice was focused on intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent trials and appeals. He tried patent cases in various federal district courts across the country and argued appeals before several 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 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.