Elizabeth Harrigan

Central and East County
Title: Supervising Attorney
Phone: 925.335.8000

Elizabeth Harrigan has dedicated her career to the Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office. After graduating from Hastings Law School in 1993, she came to the office as a graduate law clerk, and started as an attorney in the Alternate Defender Office in 1994. She moved to the Martinez Branch in 2007 and became the supervisor of the Felony unit in 2012. During her career Liz has defended the citizens of Contra Costa County accused of misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile crimes.

Prior to becoming a Public Defender, Liz worked as a social worker in Philadelphia where she had graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. During law school she worked at the California Appellate Project and clerked for the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles.  


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