Karen Moghtader  
Central / East County
Title: Supervising Attorney
Phone: 925.335.8000


Karen Moghtader began working as a criminal defense attorney in the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office in 1986. She has represented thousands of clients over the past 28 years and has handled every type of case from misdemeanors to felonies to juvenile delinquency matters.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984. At law school, she worked for two years at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and is currently a mentor to law students interested in becoming public defenders.

She is currently the Supervisor of the Juvenile Division of the Public Defender’s Office. 

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