About Us

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to protect and defend the rights of our indigent clients through effective, vigorous, compassionate, and creative legal advocacy. We strive to provide the highest level of legal advocacy for each of our clients, and to be a nationwide model for the delivery of indigent defense services.


Leadership

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Jeff Adachi, Public Defender

Meet California’s only elected public defender, whose office represents more than 23,000 people each year.

Jeff’s Bio

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Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney

Our chief attorney is responsible for overseeing and managing all internal operations of the Public Defender’s office.

Matt’s Bio


Annual Reports

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Gifts and Donor Information

Donor Name Date Gift Value Financial Interest
Bar Association of San Francisco May 2012 Cash $1,451.98 None
Bar Association of San Francisco June 2012 Cash $1,883.46 None
Bar Association of San Francisco Jan 2013 Cash $2,624.48 None
Bar Association of San Francisco Mar 2013 Cash $2,698.27 None
Bar Association of San Francisco May 2013 Cash $2,538.18 None

Awards