Robin Lipetzky  
Office of The Public Defender
Title: Public Defender
Phone: 925.335.8000
Robin Lipetzky, J.D.


Robin Lipetzky has served as the Chief Public Defender in Contra Costa County since 2009. Ms. Lipetzky earned her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1986. Upon graduating from law school she clerked for a federal judge in San Francisco for two years, after which she practiced in a small employment rights litigation firm for two years. Ms. Lipetzky joined the Contra Costa Office of the Public Defender as a deputy public defender 1990.

Ms. Lipetzky serves on the Board of Directors for the California Public Defender’s Association, where she chairs the California Council of Chief Defenders Conference Committee and the Committee on Public Defender Office Management. She is currently serving on the Board of State and Community Corrections Byrne JAG Executive Steering Committee, and on the Judicial Council Task Force on Court-Ordered Debt. Ms. Lipetzky is an adjunct professor at Berkeley Law, where she co-teaches a course in criminal trial skills.  

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