U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) yesterday praised President Obama’s nomination of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Edward Davila for a federal judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Senator Boxer recommended Davila’s nomination to the White House after a thorough interview and vetting process by her bipartisan advisory committee, which is chaired by Minami Tamaki LLP partner Jack W. Lee.
Senator Boxer said, “I am so pleased the President has nominated Judge Edward Davila for a federal judgeship in the Northern District of California. Judge Davila’s extensive legal career and his deep community involvement will make him an asset to the federal bench. When confirmed, he will be the only Latino judge serving in the Northern District.”
Since 2001, Judge Davila has served on the Santa Clara County Superior Court, where he oversees cases in the criminal, civil, family and juvenile justice divisions. Previously, he was a partner at Davila & Polverino and served as a deputy public defender in Santa Clara County. Judge Davila was a two-time president of the La Raza Lawyers Association Santa Clara County, and he served as President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association in 1998. Judge Davila received the 2006 Justice Baryl Salsman Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association for his contributions to the legal community.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the San Diego State University and earned his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law.
The Northern District of California stretches from the Monterey Coast in the south to California’s northern border with Oregon and from the Pacific Ocean in the west nearly to Sacramento County in the east. More than 7.3 million people live in the district, which includes San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.