Miguel Márquez serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the County of Santa Clara. He previously served as an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, and before that as the County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara.
Before coming to Santa Clara County, Miguel served as General Counsel of the San Francisco Unified School District and as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He started his public service career as a Deputy County Counsel in San Mateo County.
Miguel has also worked for two private law firms (Cooley LLP and Remcho, Johansen & Purcell), and as a Management Consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he was part of a national financial and organizational consulting practice.
Miguel’s parents immigrated to the United States from México with only a limited amount of formal education. Spanish was Miguel’s first language, so programs like Head Start were critical to his early education. These formative experiences inspired his commitment to public service.
Miguel received his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law, his Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard University, and his bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Stanford University.
Miguel Márquez, M.P.P., J.D.
Chief Operating Officer
County of Santa Clara