Michelle Dawson  
West County
Title: Supervising Attorney
Phone: 510.412.4900


Undergraduate School:
Univ of California Berkeley; Berkeley CA

Law School:
University of San Francisco SOL; San Francisco CA
Michelle Dawson was raised in Contra Costa County, and has been representing the citizens of Contra Costa for the past seventeen years. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993, and from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1996. During law school, she interned at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. She began her career in the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office in 1997 as a death penalty law clerk. Since that time, she has handled misdemeanor cases, juvenile delinquency cases and adult felony cases. She has previously supervised the Juvenile Division of the Public Defender’s Office. She currently supervises the Richmond branch of the Public Defender’s Office.  

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