Evelio Grillo is a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda, where he presently is assigned to the Complex Trial Department and presides over class action, mass tort, insurance coverage and other complex litigation. Prior to being assigned to the Complex Litigation Department, Judge Grillo was assigned to the Civil Law and Motion Department and the Civil Direct Calendar Department where he presided over civil and administrative writs, actions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and civil jury trials. Over 30 of Judge Grillo’s trial court decisions have resulted in published appellate opinions in both the Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court. Judge Grillo has served as an editorial consultant and author for California Forms of Pleading and Practice, and California Civil Discovery Practice (Matthew Bender) and has taught and published in the areas of discovery, civil pretrial practice and summary judgment. Judge Grillo has been twice selected to receive the trial judge of the year award from the Alameda –Contra Costa Trial Attorneys Association. Judge Grillo received his undergraduate degree (BA –Political Science) and his masters degree (MPP –Public Policy) from the University of California at Berkeley, and his JD from Harvard Law School. Judge Grillo was appointed to the bench by Governor Gray Davis in 2003.
BA Political Science, UC Berkeley (1976)
MPP Public Policy, UC Berkeley (1980)
JD -Law, Harvard University (1985)