Tony Cheng

Tony has practiced criminal and juvenile delinquency law for over twenty years, litigating cases in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the federal district court for the Southern District of California, San Diego County Superior Court and, most recently, Alameda County Superior Court. In addition to six years of experience as a juvenile defender, Tony also tried nearly forty criminal jury trials to verdict during his public defender career. A juvenile defense trainer certified by the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), Tony has presented at the NJDC Leadership Summit and has contributed to training and educational materials published by PJDC.  Tony is a graduate of the U.C. Davis School of Law (King Hall), where he served as chair of the Moot Court Board and on the board of directors of the King Hall Legal Foundation, was a graduate of the school’s Public Interest Law Program and a member of the winning team in the school’s annual trial practice and appellate advocacy competitions.  He also holds an A.B. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley.