University of California Berkeley School of Law.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received a Juris Doctorate in 1998 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif. He served as a law clerk to Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 1998 to 1999.
He clerked for Judge James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, from 1999 to 2000.
On July 25, 2013, President Obama nominated Chhabria to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, to the seat vacated by Judge Susan Illston, who took senior status on July 1, 2013. He was reported out of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on January 16, 2014.
On March 5, 2014 the motion to invoke cloture on his nomination was agreed to by a vote of 57-43. His nomination was confirmed later that day by a vote of 58-41.
He received his judicial commission on March 7, 2014.