Office of the Public Defender


Department head: Miriam T. Lyell

102 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 468-2730

According to its official mission statement, the Office of the Public Defender of San Joaquin County is “dedicated to serving the diverse needs of our community and its justice system by furnishing clients whose cases have been entrusted to the office, with competent, effective, loyal, ethical, zealous, compassionate and efficient advocacy.”

The department has 87 employees and provides legal counsel to those throughout the county who need such assistance.

The Juvenile Division is located at 535 W Mathews Rd, French Camp, CA 95231; phone: (209) 468-4252.

The Lawyer Referral Service is at 6 S El Dorado St, Suite 504, Stockton, CA 95202; phone: (209) 948-4620.

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