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Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

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“Under our Constitution, the condition of being a boy does not justify a kangaroo court.”

— In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) 

California Defender Offices

If you are on this web site and need to find an attorney for yourself or someone you are trying to help, this section has materials that may help you to get started.  Contact information for public defender offices and county-contracted juvenile defenders for California and Hawaii are available by county.

Among the 101,816 juvenile court petitions filed in California in 2007, youth in 84,080 petitions were represented by an attorney: 1,027 were not represented, and there is no reported data for 16,709 petitions.

Among the 84,080 petitions in which youth were represented by an attorney in 2007,

  • 56,195 were represented by a public defender;
  • 20,399 were represented by court appointed counsel;
  • 6,829 were represented by a private attorney;  and
  • 657 had some other category of legal representation (e.g., law school clinics or volunteer attorneys).

SOURCE: California Department of Justice,  Juvenile Justice in California, 2007, p. 78.

The public defender’s office or contracted juvenile defender(s) for each California county are listed below.

Alameda

Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
1401 Lakeside Drive Suite 400, Oakland, 94612-4305, tel: 510-272-6600, fax: 510-272-6610

Alpine

Thomas Kolpacoff
589 Tahoe Keys Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 96150, tel: 530-544-7722, fax: 530-541-1262

Amador

Todd Tenix
205 Court Street, Jackson, 95642, tel: 209-223-0877, fax: 209-223-0631

Butte

Leo Battle
722 Fir Street, Paradise 95969, tel: 530-872-3881, fax: 530-877-3675

Kristen Cobery
3 Governors Ln. Suite E, Chico 95926, tel: 530-345-5160, fax: 530-345-5163

Rachelle Forbis
2371 Washington Ave, Suite F, Oroville 95966, tel: 530-538-6609, fax: 530-538-2080

Denny R. Forland
2611 Esplanada, Chico 95973, tel: 530-893-9685, fax: 530-893-0103

Braddon Hatch
1108 Sheridan Ave., Chico 94928, tel: 530-879-9182, fax: 530-879-9340

Phillip Heitheicker
330 West 5th Street, Chico 95928, tel: 530-345-1647, fax: 530-342-2242

Dennis Hoptowit
261 E. 3rd Street, Chico 95928, tel: 530-893-0634, fax: 530-893-0768

Eric Ortner
2053 Forest Ave, Suite 7, Chico 95928, tel: 530-891-6128, fax: 539-891-6266

Robert Radcliffe
2231 St. George Lane, Suite 10, Chico 95926, tel: 530-891-2814, fax: 530-899-7243

Ron Reed
12 Jordan’s Place, Chico 95973, 530-342-9321, tel: 530-892-8857

Jesus Rodriguez
75 Declaration Dr. Suite 15, Chico 95926, tel: 530-342-2044, fax: 530-342-2444

William Short
2206 5th Avenue, Oroville 95965, tel: 530-532-0608, fax: 530-345-5639

Mark Stapleton
2535 Forest Ave, Suite 130, Chico 95928, tel: 530-345-9792, fax: 530-345-5639

Steve Trenholme
P.O Box 1836, Paradise 95967, tel: 530-877-9057, 530-877-2873

Tracy Tully-Davis
242 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Chico 95928, tel: 530-342-7413, fax: 530-342-1107

F.L (Larry) Willis
341 Broadway, Suite 305, Chico 95928, tel: 530-892-2741, fax: 530-891-2918

Calaveras

Scott Gross, Richard A. Ciummo & Associates
692 “B” Marshall St., San Andreas, 95249, tel: 209-754-4321, fax: 209-754-4143,

Colusa

Heather Salvador
258 Main Street, Suite 3, Colusa, 95932, tel: 530-458-7558

Albert Smith
P.O. Box 1346, Colusa, 95932, tel: 530-458-8801, fax: 530-458-8506,

Contra Costa

Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office
800 Ferry Street, Martinez, 94553, tel: 925-335-8000, fax: 925-335-8010

Del Norte

William Cater
640 4th Street, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-464-1600, fax: 707-464-1600

Leroy Davies
341 H Street, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-465-4745, fax: 707-465-6534

Jim Fallman
250 Leavitt Mall, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-464-1858, fax: 707-465-6284

George Mavris
1 Point St George Place, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-464-1418, fax: 707-464-3364

Rick McClendon
445 I Street, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-464-6522, fax: 707-464-6524

Daren McElfresh
508 H Street, Crescent City, 95531, tel: 707-465-0806, fax: 707-464-1881

El Dorado

El Dorado County Public Defender’s Office
630 Main Street, Placerville, 95667, tel: 530-573-3115, fax: 530-542-4801

Fresno

Fresno County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Unit
742 S. 10th Street, Fresno, 93702, tel: 559-455-5320, fax: 559-455-5164

Glenn

Charles H. Lee
P.O. Box 923, Willows, 95988, tel:  530-934-0228

David Nelson
333 North Plumas, Willows, 95988, tel:  530-934-3680

Albert Smith
P.O. Box 1346, Colusa, 95932, tel: 530-458-8801, fax: 530-458-8506

Humboldt

Humboldt County Public Defender’s Office
1001 4th Street, Eureka, 95501, tel: 707-445-7634, fax: 707-445-7320

Imperial

Imperial County Public Defender’s Office
939 West Main Street, Suite 202, El Centro, 92243, tel: 760-482-4510, fax: 760-352-2587

Inyo

Elizabeth Corpora
308 W. Line Street, Ste A, Bishop, 93514, tel: 760-873-7070

Dana Crom
176 Home Street, Bishop, 93514, tel: 760-873-4700, fax: 760-873-8477

Charles Schnieder
699 W. Line Street, Bishop, 93514, tel: 760-873-3779

Kern

Kern County Public Defender’s Office
2100 College Avenue, Bakersfield, 93305, tel:  661-868-44285, fax: 661-868-4370

Kings

Donna Tarter
310 N. Irwin Street, Hanford, 93230, tel: 559-585-8095

Lake

Lake Legal Defense Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2043, Lower Lake, 95457, tel: 707-245-6738

Lassen

Lassen County Public Defender’s Office
220 S. Lassen St., Suite 1, Susanville, 96130, tel: 530-251-8312, fax:  530-251-2671

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Headquarters
11701 Alameda Street, Ste. 3171, Lynwood, 90262, tel: 323-357-5290, fax: 323-357-6813

Madera

Richard A. Ciummo & Associates
210 South D Street, Madera, 93638, tel: 559-674-4696,

Marin

Marin County Public Defender’s Office
3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, 94903, tel: 415-499-6321, fax: 415-499-6898

Mariposa

Deborah Bennett
5060 Bullion Street, Mariposa, 95338, tel:  209-742-6025

David Smothers
4983 8th Street, Mariposa, 95338, tel: 209-742-4700

Mendocino

Mendocino County Public Defender’s Office
199 South School Street, Ukiah, 94582, tel: 707-463-5433, fax: 707-463-5435

Merced

Merced County Public Defender’s Office
2150 M Street, Merced, 95340, tel: 209-385-7692, fax: 209-725-8873

Modoc

Bill Briggs, Richard A. Ciummo & Associates
P.O. Box 898, Alturas, 96101, tel: 530-233-2474

Mono

David Hammon
P.O. Box 1176, Bishop, 93515, tel: 760-873-4756

Monterey

Monterey County Public Defender’s Office
P.O. Box 539, Salinas, 93902, tel: 831-755-5058,  fax: 831-755-5873

Napa

Napa County Public Defender’s Office
1127 First Street, Room 265, Napa, 94559, tel: 707-253-4442, fax: 707-253-4407

Nevada

Nevada County Public Defender’s Office
224 Main Street, Nevada City, 95959, tel: 530-265-1400, fax: 530-478-5626

Orange

Orange County Public Defender’s Office
341 City Drive South, Suite 307, Santa Ana, 92868, tel: 714-935-7578, fax: 714-935-7578

Placer

Placer County Public Defender’s Office
11760 Atwood Road, Suite 4, Auburn, 95603, tel: 530-889-0280

Plumas

Douglas Prouty
P.O. Box 476, Quincy, 95971, tel: 530-283-1179

George Zube
P.O. Box 1934, Quincy, 95971, tel: 530-283-4368

Riverside

Riverside County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Division
4200 Orange Street, Riverside, 92501, tel: 951-955-6000, fax: 951-955-6025

Sacramento

Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Office
9591 Kiefer Bl., Sacramento, 95827, tel: 916-875-5069, fax: 916-875-5680

San Benito

Gregory LaForge
339 Seventh Street Suite G, Hollister, 95023, tel: 831-636-9199, fax: 831-636-9499

San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Office
900 E. Gilbert Street, Bldg. 5, San Bernardino, 92415, tel: 909-387-0513, fax: 909-387-0445

San Diego

San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Office
8525 Gibbs Drive #300, San Diego, 92123, tel: 858-974-5700, fax: 619-974-5958

San Francisco

San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Unit
374 Woodside Ave., Rm 118, San Francisco, 94127, tel: 415-753-7610, fax: 415-566-3030

San Joaquin

San Joaquin County Public Defender’s Office
102 South San Joaquin Street Rm 1, Stockton , 95202, tel: 209-468-4256

San Luis Obispo

Jennifer Fehlman
1190 Marsh Street Suite H, San Luis Obispo, 93408, tel: 805-541-5252

Richard Phelan
979 Osos Street Suite C, San Luis Obispo, 93408, tel: 805-545-9649

San Mateo

Esther Aguayo
333 Bradford St. Suite 130, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-387-8006

David Avila
333 Bradford St. Suite 130, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-216-9580, fax: 650-362-1949

Jeff Boyarsky
800 Oak Grove Ave #200, Menlo Park, 94063, tel: 650-325-7000, fax: 650-325-3116

Bob Brady
702 Marshall St. #417, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-364-4700, fax: 650-363-3201

Margaret A. Copenhagen
66 Bovet Rd. #360, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-525-9455, fax: 650-525-9453

Michelle Danley
66 Bovet Rd. #360, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-242-9676, fax: 650-525-9453

Robert Daye
66 Bovet Rd. #200, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-321-4641, fax: 650-322-0735

Juris Dumpis
66 Bovet Rd #360, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-350-1744, fax: 650-525-9453

Adam Ely
1840 Gateway Drive Suite 20, San Mateo, 94404, tel: 650-641-2188, fax: 650-641-2188

Maria Gomes
750 Menlo Ave #200, Menlo Park, 94025, tel: 650-326-5618, fax: 650-325-3352

Rick Halpern
600 El Camino Real #102, San Bruno, 94066, tel: 650-871-9802, fax: 650-871-9804

Jeff Hayden
333 Bradford St. Suite 130, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-368-5700, fax: 650-368-5736

Gerry Hilliard
222 Paul Scannell Rd #C219A, San Mateo, 94019, tel: 650-312-5396, fax: 650-655-6221

Judd Iversen
301 California Dr. Suite 108, Burlingame, 94010, tel: 650-548-1953

Regina Jett
755 Main St, Half Moon Bay, 94019, tel: 650-284-4307, fax: 650-284-3042

Carol Koenig
755 Main St, Half Moon Bay, 94019, tel: 650-712-1223, fax: 650-712-1498

Shelly Landon
730 Polhemus Rd. #101, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-315-9730

Monika Loya
1840 Gateway Dr. #200, San Mateo, 94404, tel: 415-690-5270, fax: 415-440-0348

Bonnie Miller
1313 Laurel St. #114, San Carlos, 94070, tel: 650-595-0444, fax: 650-595-3976

Craig Morey
1777 Borel Place #510, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-574-5557

Anne Murphy
1710 S. Amphlett #306, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-638-7550, fax: 650-638-7549

David Pasternak
333 Bradford St. Suite 130, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-367-8800 ext.12, fax: 650-367-8826

Amy Rich
222 Paul Scannell Rd #C219A, San Mateo, 94019, tel: 650-312-5396, fax: 650-655-6221

Rebecca Ross
222 Paul Scannell Rd #C219A, San Mateo, 94019, tel: 650-312-5396, fax: 650-655-6221

Susan Rothschild
730 Polhemus Rd. #101, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-823-8732, fax: 650-475-7083

Gerritt Rutgers
333 Bradford St. Suite 130, Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-569-3600, fax: 650-368-5736

Terry Shannon
1191 Chess Dr. #205, Foster City , 94404, tel: 650-572-0888, fax: 650-571-8185

Katrina Steiner
730 Polhemus Rd. #101, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-353-0507, fax: 650-968-2685

Shari Sukaram
660 Allerton St. #201 , Redwood City, 94063, tel: 650-299-0500, fax: 650-299-0511

Kevin Thurber
730 Polhemus Rd. #101, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-212-7252, fax: 650-390-9447

Sara Williams
1820 N. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, 94019, tel: 530-304-1650, fax: 415-276-1920

Neal Winchell
1710 S. Amphlett #306, San Mateo, 94402, tel: 650-638-7552, fax: 650-638-7549

Kathy Yolken
755 Main St, Half Moon Bay, 94019, tel: 650-728-2662, fax: 650-728-9244

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office
4500 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, 93110, tel: 805-568-3368, fax: 805-568-3536

Santa Clara

Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office
120 West Mission Street, San Jose, 95110, tel: 408-299-7746, fax:  408-998-8265

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County Public Defender’s Office
2103 N. Pacific, Santa Cruz, 95060, tel: 831-429-1311, fax: 831-429-5664

Shasta

Shasta County Public Defender’s Office
1815 Yuba Street, Redding, 96001, tel: 530-245-7598, fax: 530-245-7560

Sierra

J. Lon Cooper
P.O. Box 682, Nevada City, 95959, tel: 530-265-4565

Siskiyou

Siskiyou County Public Defender’s Office
402 Fourth Street, Yreka, 96097, tel: 530-842-8105, fax: 530-842-0135

Solano

Solano County Public Defender’s Office
675 Texas Street, Suite 3500, Fairfield, 94533, tel: 707-784-6700, fax: 707-784-6747

Sonoma

Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office
320 College Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, 95401, tel: 707-526-7337, fax: 707-526-7667

Stanislaus

Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office
2215 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto, 95358, tel: 209-236-1045

Sutter

Mark Van den Heuvel
604 B Street, Suite 1, Yuba City, 95991, tel: 530-822-7355

Tehama

Nancy K. Benson
546 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-529-2116

Diane Martin Logan
1248 Washington Street, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-529-4266

Ronald D. McIver
P.O. Box 8578, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-527-5113

Kenneth A. Miller
857 Jefferson Street, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-529-1794

Kathryn S. Thompson
756 Rio Street, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-529-1263

Laura S. Woods
756 Rio Street, Red Bluff, 96080, tel: 530-347-1337

Trinity

James Dippery
P.O. Box 2241, Weaverville, 96093, tel: 530-778-3887

Derrick Riske
575 B Main Street, Weaverville, 96093, tel: 530-623-2781, fax: 530-623-2720

Tulare

Tulare County Public Defender’s Office, Juvenile Justice Center
11200 Avenue 368, Rm 103, Visalia, 93291, tel: 559-713-3200, fax: 559-713-3229

Tuolumne

Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office
99 North Washington, Sonora, 95370, tel: 209-533-6370, fax: 209-532-1185

Ventura

Ventura County Public Defender’s Office
800 S. Victoria, #207, Ventura, 93009, tel: 805-654-2201, fax: 805-477-1587

Yolo

Yolo County Public Defender’s Office
814 North Street, Woodland, 95695, tel: 530-666-8165, fax: 530-666-8405

Yuba

Yuba County Public Defender’s Office
303 Sixth Street, Marysville, 95901, tel: 530-741-2331, fax: 530-741-2254