NEW CHIEF DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS ANNOUNCED
Patrick G. Cannon begins on April 11, 2011 as the new Chief Deputy and Director of the Conflict Defender Office. Cannon graduated from Vacaville High School with the Class of 1976. He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy before graduating from the University of California at Berkeley. Cannon attended law school at the University of California-Hastings Law School. He brings more than 20 years criminal defense experience to the position. Most recently Canon served as an Assistant Public Defender managing juvenlie delinquency, dependency, misdemeanor, investigative units and the Richmond Office of the Contra Costa Public Defender. In addition to the 17 years he worked with the Contra Costa Office of the of the Public Defender, Cannon worked in private practice and served as an advisory board member of the Contra Costa Bar Association's Criminal Conflict Panel.
Elena D'Agustino, a Solano County Deputy Public Defender since 1998 was promoted to Chief Deputy Public Defender on October 3, 2010. D'Agustino supervises the Vallejo Public Defender office. D'Agustino joined the Solano County Public Defender's office as an attorney in 1998. During her tenure, she has supervised both felony and misdemeanor attorneys, and represented clients in dozens of jury trials for all types of crimes. D'Agustino obtained her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York. As a law student, she interned with the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Manhattan. D'Agustino received her S.B. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Oscar Bobrow, a Contra Costa County Deputy Public Defender for the last 25 years and a member of the CPDA Board of Governors was selected as the new Chief Deputy Public Defender of our Fairfield Public Defender Office. Bobrow begins on November 8, 2010.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPOINTS
LESLI M. CALDWELL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Lesli Caldwell has served as Chief Deputy Public Defender of Solano County, since February 20, 2007. Caldwell previously served for 27 years as a Senior Deputy Public Defender in Contra Costa County. Caldwell is recognized as a leading advocate for indigent defense, mentor to new attorneys and a distinguished speaker focusing on mental health issues. The appointment of Lesli Caldwell as Public Defender was applauded by members of the Public Defender and Conflict Defender offices.
OUR VALLEJO PUBLIC DEFENDER AND CONFLICT DEFENDER OFFICES HAVE MOVED
Public Defender- 355 Tuolumne Street, suite 2200 (707) 553-5241
Conflict Defender - 355 Tuolumne Street, suite 2300 (707) 553-5671
VALLEJO PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICES NOW OPEN 8AM - 5PM
OFFICE IS CLOSED 12PM - 1PM FOR LUNCH