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|Current Court Information:|
|California First District Court of Appeal|
|Past position:||Partner, private practice|
|Undergraduate:||St. Patrick's College, 1965|
|Law School:||University of California, 1969|
James J. Marchiano is the presiding justice on the First District, Division One of the California Courts of Appeal. He was appointed to the court as an Associate Justice on September 2, 1998, and retained by the voters for a 12-year term on November 7, 2006. On January 25, 2002, Marchiano was confirmed as Presiding Justice of Division One. His term on the court will expire on January 7, 2018.
Justice Marchiano received his undergraduate degree from St. Patrick's College in 1965 and his J.D. from the University of California, Boalt Hall in 1969. He is married with four children and enjoys "reading history, sports, and traveling to historic sites." 
From 1970 to 1988, Marchiano partnered in law firms in San Francisco and Oakland, California, with a focus in civil litigation.