AABA Congratulates Danny Y. Chou on His Recent Appointment to the San Mateo Superior Court

05 Jan 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
January 5, 2018

San Francisco, CA - The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) congratulates Danny Y. Chou on his recent appointment to the San Mateo Superior Court.  Chou serves on AABA’s Public Law Leadership Advisory Council and was a co-chair of the AABA Judiciary Committee from 2013-2016.  He will be the second Asian American judge to serve on the bench in San Mateo County.


Since 2012, Chou has been Assistant County Counsel for Santa Clara, supervising the Health and Hospital, Impact Litigation and Social Justice and Probate teams.  Prior to this, he served as the Chief of Complex and Special Litigation at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 2008 to 2012, where he was Chief of Appellate Litigation from 2006 to 2008. 

Chou has deep experience working for the judiciary.  He was a supervising staff attorney and judicial staff attorney at the California Supreme Court from 2005 to 2006 and 1999-2004, respectively, a staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1989 to 1999, and a law clerk for the Honorable Stanley A. Weigel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California from 1994 to 1995.  Chou was a litigation associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin from 1995 to 1998.  Chou earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.   

"AABA applauds Governor Brown for appointing Danny Chou to the San Mateo Superior Court,” said Miriam Kim, Co-President of AABA.  “Chou is highly regarded by others for his intellect, professionalism, and judgment, and he will be an excellent addition to the bench.”

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