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Meet Judge Hyman


Eugene M. Hyman is a retired 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.

About the Host of FLC -Family Law Channel   Hon. Judge Eugene M. Hyman (Ret.)      
  • Internationally recognized expert on Domestic Violence- Prevention of Juvenile and Family Violence
  • Innovator, leader, speaker and advocate of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Rehabilitation
  • Commendation from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors for a distinguished career of extraordinary commitment, leadership and inspiration in the area of Domestic Violence, 2011
  • First American to receive United Nations Public Service Award —for the creation of The Juvenile Delinquency Domestic Violence and Family Court –first of its kind in the US,2008
  Honored by the U.S. House of Representatives for receiving prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service,2008  
  • Juvenile Domestic and Family Violence Court chosen as one of the “Top 50” programs in the 2004 Innovations in American Government Awards Competition,
  • Ralph N. Kleps Award for improvement in the administration of the courts bestowed upon the Juvenile Domestic and Family Violence Court, 2001
  • Patron, The Australian Institute of Public Safety, Melbourne, Australia
  • Unsung Heroes Award, from the Victims Support Network,2004
  • Alumni Achievement Award, University of Santa Clara, School of Law, 2003
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America,1964
  • Superior Court Judge, County of Santa Clara, Californiapresided over cases in the criminal, family, probate, civil and delinquency divisions of the court.(20 years)
  • Municipal Court Judge

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Police Officer
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Santa Clara School of Law (27 years)
  • National and International Conference presenter and lecturer—US, Canada, Australia ,New Zealand, Germany
  • Legal Analyst- dozens of Radio and Television Interviews and appearances
  • Author of Numerous Articles, opinion pieces
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