Facts About Our Staff

 Experience Levels of Attorney Staff 

  • 20% of attorneys have been Deputy Public Defenders for more than 20 years
  • 50% of attorneys have been Deputy Public Defenders for 11 or more years
Gender and Ethnic Diversity of Attorney Staff 

  • 60% of attorneys are female
  • 30% of attorneys are persons of color
Major Practice Group Assignments in the Department 

  • Felony case assignments 30 attorneys
  • Misdemeanor case assignments 10 attorneys
  • Juvenile Delinquency assignments 9 attorneys
Attorney Assignments by Branch

  • Central/East County - 32 attorneys
  • West County - 15 attorneys
  • Alternate Defender - 10 attorneys
  • Management attorneys - 5
  • Special Cases - 4 attorneys