Honorable Eugene Hyman

Honorable Eugene Hyman

Eugene M. Hyman is a Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara since his election to that office in November 1996 and he assumed office on January 6, 1997. Previously he served as a Judge of the Municipal Court since 1990 where he presided over a variety of calendars, including domestic violence.

In April 7, 1999 with the assistance of the Juvenile Probation Department, Judge Hyman started the Juvenile Delinquency Domestic and Family Violence Court, which is believed to be the first in the country dedicated exclusively to this social issue. Presently over 100 cases are on active supervision to the Court.

Judge Hyman has been actively involved in domestic violence prevention related issues having served as Chair of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council’s Court Systems Sub-committee.

He now is a member of the Board of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council. Judge Hyman has also written extensively on this domestic violence related topics and has been published in the San Jose Mercury News, The Lawyers Weekly (Ontario, Canada), and Communiqué, Newsletter of the B.C./Yukon Society of Transition Houses, in addition to other publications.

Judge Hyman has appeared on “Nightline” with Ted Koppel and on “Good Morning America” with Jamie Floyd. His “Nightline” appearance focused on juvenile delinquency mental health issues, and in his “Good Morning America” interview he drew upon his experience and expertise concerning juvenile domestic and family violence.

Judge Hyman has lectured and presented on domestic violence related topics in Canada, Australia, and numerous conferences in the United States where the audiences were composed of police officers, judges, probation officers, batterers intervention personnel, and advocates.

Judge Hyman is a recipient of the Women’s Fund (San Jose) “Man of the Year 1998” in recognition for his efforts in domestic violence prevention. In 2000 he was awarded the Legal Advocates for Children and Youth Honor (San Jose) for his work with families and children. In 2001, he was a recipient of the The Directors award from the Human Relations Commission and the Office of Human Relations of Santa Clara County, again recognizing his work in the field of domestic violence.

Prior to his admission to the California Bar, Judge Hyman served as a Police Officer for the City of Santa Clara from 1972 to 1977.


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

B.A., Claremont Men’s College