New Job Posting – Deputy Public Defender, Alameda County Public Defender’s Office

The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office is recruiting for the Deputy Public Defender position.  We are seeking dedicated and experienced felony attorneys, who are able to handle litigation of all types with the exception of special circumstance homicides.  Felony trial experience is essential.

Date opened:  4/23/2021
Filing deadline:  5/17/2021
Salary:  $78.33-$108.40/hour – $162,926.40-$225,472.00/year

Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time Employment

Applications can be found here:  Job Announcement: Deputy Public Defender – County of Alameda ( or at the Alameda County website under Careers:  Careers | Alameda County (


The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office provides the highest quality of indigent criminal defense by vigorously advocating for the rights of individuals facing criminal charges in adult and juvenile court. Our mission is to zealously protect and defend the rights of clients through compassionate and inspired legal representation of the highest quality, in pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all. The Alameda County Office is one of the oldest Public Defender offices in the nation, chartered in 1927 by Earl Warren who later became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Today, our team of more than 100 attorneys, 18 investigators and 40 support staff handle approximately 40,000 cases per year providing innovative, holistic defense services for Alameda County residents. In 2012, the office was named the “Best Law Firm” in the East Bay by the Alameda County Bar Association.

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Found only in the Public Defender’s Department, Deputy Public Defender is the general litigation attorney class. By the assignment of the Public Defender, Deputy Public Defenders are the attorneys for defendants in criminal and juvenile cases, and represent litigants in certain civil proceedings, as appointed to or accepted by the Public Defender. Deputy Public Defenders perform all related legal work as required and authorized by the Public Defender.

For additional information on the position, please visit: County of Alameda (


The equivalent of 24 months of full-time experience in the class of Associate Deputy Public Defender in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


The equivalent of 24 months’ full-time experience in the practice of criminal law, and demonstrated competence in the handling of all phases of felony cases, including substantial felony trial experience. Substantial felony trial experience is deemed to include the trial to verdict of at least three felonies for which the possible penalty exceeds seven years.