Our Team

"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." — Benjamin Franklin.

Our staff work together to zealously defend each client with courageous, compassionate, client-focused representation. Our defense teams include more than just attorneys. Attorneys, investigators, social workers, advocates, paralegals, and support staff collaborate to provide each client with representation that is tailored to their experiences, needs, and goals.

Executive

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Heather Rogers

Public Defender

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Athena Reis

Chief Deputy Public Defender

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Caitlin Becker

Director Holistic Defense

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Sergio Zamudio

Chief Investigator

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Mirna Guerrero

Administrative Services Manager

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Sierra Thompson

Training, Equity & Development Director
Juvenile Justice & Specialty Courts Supervisor

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Leadership

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Diana August

Misdemeanor Supervisor

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Michelle Lipperd

Collateral Consequences & Reentry Supervisor

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Lisa McCamey

Felony Supervisor

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Attorneys

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Mandy Tovar

Felony Team Lead

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Ajla Azevedo-Husic

Defense Attorney

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Rory Bartle

Juvenile Justice & Specialty Courts Lead

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Mark Briscoe

Defense Attorney

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Austyn Caisse

Defense Attorney

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Juan Calzetta

Defense Attorney

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Allen Cave

Defense Attorney

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Ted Fairbanks

Misdemeanor Team Lead

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Jose Gonzalez

Defense Attorney

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Catalina Huang

Defense Attorney

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Tawnya Hughes

Defense Attorney

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Eric Krebs

Law & Motions Lead

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Jaime Longoria

Defense Attorney

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Darcy Morris

Defense Attorney

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Manuel Nieto

Felony Team Lead

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Ryan Perreault

Defense Attorney

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Anthony Robinson

Felony Team Lead

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Ehvan Schectman

Defense Attorney

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Sarah Schumacher

Defense Attorney

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Hannah Taylor

Defense Attorney

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Alisha Alcantar Tomovic

Defense Attorney

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Stacy Vinyard

Defense Attorney

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Joe Ziebron

Felony Team Lead

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Shawn Benjamin

Defense Attorney

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Grant Lehner

Defense Attorney

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Investigators

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Veronica Alonzo

Investigator

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Christina Garafola

Lead Investigator

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Yesenia Guzman

Lead Investigator

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Hilda Haro

Investigator

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David Pacini

Lead Investigator

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Ariadna Renteria-Torres

Investigator

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Siobhan Rice

Investigator

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Paralegals

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Enkhjin Batbuyan

Paralegal

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Joana Mendoza

Paralegal

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Mirna Fonseca Vargas

Paralegal

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Holistic Defense Advocates

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Bricele Aguilar

Social Worker

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Alexander Berry

Partners for Justice Client Advocate

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Ariana Cabrales-Ramos

Partners for Justice Client Advocate.

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Andrew Lopez

Partners for Justice Client Advocate

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Yesenia Lopez-Duran

Social Worker

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Lillian Nathanson

Partners for Justice Client Advocate

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Maya Perelli

Partners for Justice Client Advocate

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Hennah Vohra

Partners for Justice Client Advocate

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Administrative Professionals

Esteban Aguirre
Esteban Aguirre

Front Desk Specialist

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Brenda Alvarez
Brenda Alvarez

Legal Assistant

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Darlene Amara
Darlene Amara

Legal Assistant

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Alexis Gonzalez
Alexis Gonzalez

Legal Assistant

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Esther Lobato
Esther Lobato

Legal Assistant

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Guadalupe ("Lupita") Lopez
Guadalupe ("Lupita") Lopez

Senior Legal Assistant

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Irene Muñoz
Irene Muñoz

Legal Assistant

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Isabelle Preciado
Isabelle Preciado

Discovery Clerk

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Smireth Sweet

Admin Aide

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Edward Wiley
Edward Willey

Developer

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Suzanne Willis
Suzanne Willis

Departmental Administrative Analyst

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FELLOWS

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Erika Tugas

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
AmeriCorps Vista Data Systems Fellow

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