Marlene Isied

Marlene Isied

Marlene Isied is involved in all aspects of the firm's litigation and advice/counsel practice. Before joining Davis & Young, Ms. Isied worked with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office as an Honors Law Clerk — trying her first case as a supervised law student.

Ms. Isied graduated in the top 10% of her class at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she participated in Galloway Moot Court, Honors Moot Court, and the school's Trial Team. She received the Emery Law Scholarship and was the recipient of several academic awards.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Isied attended the University of California, Irvine, where she participated on the school's club volleyball and basketball teams and was recognized for outstanding achievements in the School of Social Ecology.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • UC Irvine, B.A., Criminology Law and Society
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Northern California Rising Stars List

"'Rising Stars' are selected by Law & Politics, the publisher of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars magazines throughout the U.S. Practicing lawyers are asked to nominate and review 'the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.' No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in any state are named to the Rising Stars list."

Areas of Practice:

  • Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law

Awards & Selections:

  • Order of the Coif
  • Emery Law Scholarship
  • Santa Clara Law Trial Team
  • Moot Court Competition (Galloway), Santa Clara University SOL
  • Honors Moot Court, Santa Clara University SOL
  • Witkin Award
  • Torts
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • Contracts I
  • Contracts II
  • Torts
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence

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Witkin Award

"For each qualifying course at each participating school, the award will be given to the student designated by the school as attaining the highest grade in the course. In the event of a tie for the highest grade, the school should select a single winner by giving consideration to class performance, additional work, attendance, and overall grade point average. A student may receive awards for more than one course.."

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CALI Excellence for the Future Award

"CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® program recognizes excellence achievement by law students in their studies. The award is given to the student with the highest grade in the class as determined by the instructor or registrar."