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downtown superior court (DTS)
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Location & Contact Info

Street & mailing address: 191 North First Street San Jose, CA 95113
Click to see map  and get driving directions.

Phones/Contact information:

Types of cases heard: Civil, Probate, and Small Claims (NOTE: Small Claims cases are also heard at the Palo Alto Courthouse and South County Morgan Hill Courthouse)

Parking Information: See the downtown San Jose parking map  for rates and public parking options. (The lot adjacent to DTS previously used for parking is now under construction for the new Family Justice Center.) Check the VTA  (for bus and light rail) and Caltrain  websites for public transportation options.

DTS Business Hours

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Administrator: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Clerk's Office: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Calendar Unit: 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
  • Probate: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Small Claims Clerk's Office: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Drop Box Information at DTS

The DTS Drop Box located in the lobby and available to anyone seeking to file civil documents with the Clerk's Office. The lobby is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click for guidelines on using the drop box .

List of Departments/Courtrooms and Judicial Officers at DTS

Department Phone Numbers
Department 1: Honorable  Peter H. Kirwan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2110
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2115
Department 2: Honorable Patricia M. Lucas
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2120
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2125
Department 3: Honorable William J. Elfving
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2130
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2135
Department 4: Honorable Derek Woodhouse
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2140
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2145
Department 5: Honorable Carol Overton
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2150
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2155
Department 6: Honorable Carrie A. Zepeda
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2160
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2165
Department 7: Honorable Beth McGowen
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2170
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2175
Department 8: Honorable Maureen A. Folan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2180
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2185
Department 9: Honorable Mary E. Arand
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2200
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2205
Department 10: Honorable Diane Ritchie
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2210
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2215
Department 11: Honorable Erica R. Yew
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2220
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2225
Department 12: Honorable Aaron Persky
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2230
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2235
Department 13: Honorable James L. Stoelker
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2240
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2245
Department 14: Comm. Christine Copeland Mon., Tues. am
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2250
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2245
Department 15: Comm. Lisa Steingart Tues., Wed.; Comm. Gregory Saldivar Th., Fri.
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2260
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2265
Department 16: Honorable William J. Monahan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2270
Court Reporter:   (408) 882-2275
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