District Judge Edward J. Davila

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

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionMondays 1:30 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 DeputyAdriana Kratzmann ejdcrd@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5356
Civil Case Docketing & Docket CorrectionsCindy Hernandez cindy_hernandez@cand.uscourts.gov408-535-5386
Criminal Case DocketingCita Escolano408-535-5391
Contact Chambers408-535-5454
Email for Proposed
Email for PDF Follow-Ups &
Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison
For all media inquiries:media@cand.uscourts.gov415-522-4051

Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements

The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.

View general information requirements for courtesy/chambers copies under the local rules.

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

Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(e)(7), the parties are required to lodge copies of pleadings for chambers. 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. Parties shall not file a paper copy of any document with the Clerk’s Office that has already been filed electronically.

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