Who We Are

A Public Defender is a lawyer who works for the Public Defender's Office. You may be appointed a lawyer to represent you in your criminal case if you do not have enough money to hire one. The lawyer who is appointed to your case may work for the Public Defender's Office or may be a private attorney appointed to you by the court.


Chief Public Defender


Office Staff

  1. Herlinda Escajeda

    Herlinda Escajeda

    Office Assistant IV

  1. Cynthia Bavousette

    Cynthia Bavousette

    Office Assistant IV

  1. Diane Ancira

    Office Assistant IV

  1. Samantha Gardner

    Administrative Assistant


Appellate Public Defenders

  1. Dean Diachin

    Dean Diachin

    Appellate Public Defender


Paralegal

  1. Anna Lisa Biery-Rubio

    Paralegal


Assistant Public Defenders

  1. Brian O'Donnell

    Brian O'Donnell

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Erica Dominguez

    Erica Dominguez

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Sandra Casias

    Sandra Casias

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Stephanie Brown

    Stephanie Brown

    First Assistant Public Defender

  1. Kevin McManus

    Kevin McManus

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Kristine McDonald

    Kristine McDonald

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Beatriz Robles

    Beatriz Robles

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Rene Munoz

    Rene Munoz

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Jacqueline Lamerson

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Tanya Rivera

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Rebecca Bredt

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Rebecca Donohue

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Stephanie Graham-Esparza

    Assistant Public Defender

  1. Marisol Morales

    Mental Health Social Worker

  1. Mitchell Yager

    Assistant Public Defender