Magistrate Judge Virginia DeMarchi

Magistrate Judge
Virginia K. DeMarchi

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 2 - 5th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Civil Law and Motion Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences Tuesdays
1:30 p.m.
Criminal Law and Motion Thursdays  10:00 a.m.
Criminal Duty Matters Daily during duty months 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 Virginia DeMarchi

Magistrate Judge Virginia DeMarchi joined the court in 2018 after 22 years as a litigator in private practice in Silicon Valley.

Before taking the bench, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi was a partner with Fenwick & West LLP where she represented technology and life sciences companies in patent infringement and other intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, computer hardware and software, industrial enzymes, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, communications, and consumer products. She also served as general counsel to the firm and as a member of the executive committee.

In addition to her private law practice, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi served for nearly 10 years on the board of directors for the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and has been active in pro bono representation of federal and state inmates and victims of domestic violence.

Before joining Fenwick & West, Magistrate Judge DeMarchi served for two years as a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and clerked for District Judge Steven J. McAuliffe in the District of New Hampshire. Magistrate Judge DeMarchi earned her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University.