• Recipient of Owens Award from Santa Clara University in 2014.  The Owens Award recognizes the outstanding graduate of the University and is given annually.

• Recipient of commendation from the City of San Jose covering the years 2011-2012 for contributions as a volunteer mediator in the Office of the Police Auditor.

• Recipient of commendation from the Town of Los Gatos Police Dept in 2011 for work with the Homeless Community and community policing.

​• Judge of the Year, 2010 Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association.


Judge of the Superior Court (Ret.)

Hon. James Emerson