Lawyers

G. Christopher Gardner

Public Defender

Division: Administration
Undergraduate College: University of Redlands
Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
Bar Number: 185429
Pass Date: December 10, 1996

On March 31, 2018, Mr. Gardner was appointed the Public Defender for the County of San Bernardino.

Thomas W. Sone

Assistant Public Defender

Division: Administration
Undergraduate College: Washington State
Law School: University of San Diego
Bar Number: 203958
Pass Date: December 8, 1999

On March 31, 2018, Mr. Sone was appointed the Assistant Public Defender for the County of San Bernardino.

Rasheed Alexander

Chief Deputy Public Defender

Division: Central Division
Undergraduate College: Cal State Fullerton
Law School: Western State - Fullerton
Bar Number: 208642
Pass Date: November 21, 2000

Mr. Alexander currently leads our Central Division located in San Bernardino, California.

Jennie Cannady

Chief Deputy Public Defender

Division: Human Services Division
Undergraduate College: University of Arizona
Law School: Wake Forest
Bar Number: 193235
Pass Date: December 14, 1997

Ms. Cannady currently leads the Human Services Division located in San Bernardino, California.  The division includes the Civil Commitment Unit (CCU), Capital Defense Unit, Juvenile Division, and the Social Worker Unit.

Geoffrey Canty

Chief Deputy Public Defender

Division: West Valley Division
Undergraduate College: University of California, San Diego, graduated 1994
Law School: University of San Francisco, graduated 1997
Bar Number: 192628
Pass Date: December 1, 1997

Mr. Canty currently leads the West Valley Division located in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Richard M. Sterling

Chief Deputy Public Defender

Division: Desert Division
Undergraduate College: California State University, Long Beach
Law School: California Western School of Law, San Diego
Bar Number: 195221
Pass Date: June 30, 1998

Mr. Sterling currently leads the Desert Division located in Victorville, California, as well as our office located in Joshua Tree, CA.

Central Division

    Richard LaFianza
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: California State University, Northridge
    Law School: University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law
    Bar Number: 174675
    Pass Date: December 12, 1994

    Kawika Smith
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Fullerton
    Law School: Western State - Fullerton
    Bar Number: 169963
    Pass Date: March 14, 1994

    Christina Villalobos
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Long Beach
    Law School: Chapman SOL
    Bar Number: 213676
    Pass Date: June 5, 2001

    Jonathon Arellano-Jackson
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: University of Redlands
    Law School: Gonzaga University School of Law
    Bar Number: 306252
    Pass Date: December 2, 2015

    Robin Bannister
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UC San Diego
    Law School: Univ. of Indiana
    Bar Number: 293201
    Pass Date: December 5, 2013

    Colleen Bazdarich
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Stanford University
    Law School: UC Berkley School of Law
    Bar Number: 297880
    Pass Date: June 30, 2014

    Luke Byward
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UC Berkeley
    Law School: U of Miami (FLA) Law School
    Bar Number: 242179
    Pass Date: May 22, 2006

    Joshua Castro
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: San Diego State
    Law School: Western Sierra - San Diego
    Bar Number: 254341
    Pass Date: December 7, 2007

    Bill Drake
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Chico State
    Law School: Pepperdine
    Bar Number: 103187
    Pass Date: June 10, 1982

    Brian Foltz
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: California Western
    Bar Number: 256833
    Pass Date: June 30, 2008

    Harry Gobrecht
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UC Berkeley
    Law School: Univ of Illinois
    Bar Number: 285414
    Pass Date: December 3, 2012

    Sugareev Kaura
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: University of Redlands
    Law School: University of Laverne COL
    Bar Number: 277123
    Pass Date: June 2, 2011

    Anthony Kimbirk
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: CSU San Bernardino
    Law School: Western State University College of Law
    Bar Number: 213558
    Pass Date: June 30, 2001

    Samuel Knudsen
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: San Diego State University
    Law School: National University
    Bar Number: 177190
    Pass Date: June 4, 1995

    Kevin Lee
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UCR
    Law School: Geo Washington Univ LS (DC)
    Bar Number: 284689
    Pass Date: December 1, 2012

    Frank Loo
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: Hawaii
    Law School: Georgetown
    Bar Number: 147386
    Pass Date: June 29, 1990

    Jerome Macht
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Southern California
    Law School: Whittier
    Bar Number: 164792
    Pass Date: June 15, 1993

    Mario Martinez
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Cal Poly Pomona
    Law School: Hastings College of the Law
    Bar Number: 159913
    Pass Date: February 29, 1992

    Alan Messarra
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: Cal State L.A.
    Law School: UWLA
    Bar Number: 118045
    Pass Date: June 30, 1985

    Andrew Moll
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Western Michigan University
    Law School: University of Michigan Law
    Bar Number: 268567
    Pass Date: December 31, 2009

    Nichole Mounsey
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Howard Univ (DC)
    Law School: Howard Univ SOL (DC)
    Bar Number: 263000
    Pass Date: May 20, 2009

    Yarrow Neubert
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Univ. of Colorado
    Law School: Univ. of Indiana
    Bar Number: 261348
    Pass Date: December 2, 2008

    David Ng
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    Law School: Univ of San Diego SOL
    Bar Number: 276746
    Pass Date: June 1, 2011

    Issa Nino
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: UCR
    Law School: Chapman Univ SOL
    Bar Number: 306837
    Pass Date: December 7, 2015

    Catherine Quill
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: William & Mary
    Law School: University of San Diego
    Bar Number: 258823
    Pass Date: December 2, 2008

    Isaac Rees
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Brigham Young
    Law School: Southwestern Law School
    Bar Number: 241685
    Pass Date: February 7, 2006

    Samra Roth
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: Columbia University
    Law School: New York University SOL
    Bar Number: 199991
    Pass Date: December 21, 1998

    Brooke Satterfield
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Kent State (OH)
    Law School: Thomas Jefferson SOL (CA)
    Bar Number: 262769
    Pass Date: April 21, 2009

    Joni Sinclair
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Howard Univ (DC)
    Law School: Howard Univ SOL (DC)
    Bar Number: 157577
    Pass Date: December 20, 1991

    Nichole Shuck
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Univ of CA San Diego
    Law School: Loyola Law School, LA
    Bar Number: 267674
    Pass Date: December 10, 2009

    Kelton Tobler
    Division: Central Annex
    Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    Law School: Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
    Bar Number: 152262
    Pass Date: June 5, 1991

Desert Division

    Mark Shoup
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Grinnell (Iowa)
    Law School: University of San Diego
    Bar Number: 126320
    Pass Date: December 15, 1986

    Steve Bremser
    Division: Desert
    Law School: Western State University - San Diego
    Bar Number: 108239
    Pass Date: June 3, 1983

    Lance Thompson
    Division: Central
    Undergraduate College: Brigham Young
    Law School: Valparaiso (Indiana)
    Bar Number: 192407
    Pass Date: December 5, 1997

    Tony Costanzo
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: University of LaVerne
    Bar Number: 235674
    Pass Date: February 10, 2005

    Elizabeth Crabtree
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UC Santa Cruz
    Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
    Bar Number: 291506
    Pass Date: December 2, 2013

    Alex Friedman
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Santa Clara
    Law School: Santa Clara Law School
    Bar Number: 290417
    Pass Date: June 6, 2013

    Paul Henderson
    Division: Desert
    Law School: Pepperdine
    Bar Number: 118663
    Pass Date: June 11, 1985

    Julian Benavidez
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: St. John's (NY)
    Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
    Bar Number: 303689
    Pass Date: June 4, 2015

    Lincoln Ho'o
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: University of La Verne COL
    Bar Number: 293195
    Pass Date: December 5, 2013

    Albert Hsueh
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    Law School: Golden Gate University
    Bar Number: 274086
    Pass Date: December 3, 2010

    Tawnya M. Hughes
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: California State University, Fullerton
    Law School: Whittier College School of Law
    Bar Number: 208037
    Pass Date: July 17, 2000

    Marlene Jobe
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Barnard
    Law School: University of Michigan
    Bar Number: 299817
    Pass Date: December 4, 2014

    James Liu
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Fullerton
    Law School: Western State - Fullerton
    Bar Number: 210359
    Pass Date: December 4, 2000

    Eric Loftman
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Univ. of Colorado
    Law School: Univ. of Indiana
    Bar Number: 261349
    Pass Date: December 2, 2008

    John Major
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Michigan State
    Law School: Wayne State (Michigan)
    Bar Number: 123970
    Pass Date: July 3, 1986

    Eric McBurney
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Maryland
    Law School: University of Iowa
    Bar Number: 283409
    Pass Date: June 7, 2012

    Michael Mendoza
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Los Angeles
    Law School: UC Hastings - SF
    Bar Number: 243839
    Pass Date: July 28, 2006

    Dan Messner
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: San Jose State
    Law School: University of LaVerne
    Bar Number: 254487
    Pass Date: December 4, 2007

    Michael Milligan
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UC Santa Barbara
    Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
    Bar Number: 144481
    Pass Date: December 26, 1989

    Christopher Pallone
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: UC Irvine
    Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
    Bar Number: 227450
    Pass Date: December 3, 2003

    David Sanders
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Brigham Young
    Law School: BYU (Reuben Clark)
    Bar Number: 78021
    Pass Date: February 18, 1997

    Angela Stangle
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: University of California, Berkeley
    Law School: Concord
    Bar Number: 310956
    Pass Date: November 4, 2016

    Eric Teti
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Fullerton
    Law School: Western State - Fullerton
    Bar Number: 241941
    Pass Date: March 26, 2006

    Andrew Wallin
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Law School: Chapman University School of Law
    Bar Number: 304446
    Pass Date: November 1, 2014

    Edward A. Wilson
    Division: Desert
    Undergraduate College: Cal Poly, Pomona
    Law School: Loyola, L.A.
    Bar Number: 133364
    Pass Date: April 1, 1988

Human Services Division

    Neeta Chowdhry
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: San Francisco State
    Law School: Yeshiva (New York City)
    Bar Number: 252235
    Pass Date: December 3, 2007

    Rodrigo Curbelo
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: The University of Florida
    Law School: University of San Diego
    Bar Number: 165573
    Pass Date: July 20, 1993

    Daniel G. DeGriselles
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: Brigham Young University
    Law School: BYU - J. Reuben Clark Law School
    Bar Number: 103210
    Pass Date: June 10, 1982

    Tim Douglass
    Division: Human Services/Juvenile
    Undergraduate College: Cal State San Bernardino
    Bar Number: 242084
    Pass Date: May 1, 2006

    Ralph F. George Jr.
    Division: Capital Defense Unit
    Undergraduate College: Western State University
    Law School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Law
    Bar Number: 126704
    Pass Date: December 15, 1986

    Nereyda Higuera
    Division: Human Services - Juvenile
    Undergraduate College: California State University, San Bernardino
    Law School: Whittier College of Law
    Bar Number: 227444
    Pass Date: November 30, 2003

    Randall Isaeff
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: University of LaVerne
    Law School: Pepperdine
    Bar Number: 156772
    Pass Date: December 16, 1991

    Maria Angelisa Lacorte
    Division: Civil Commitment Unit
    Undergraduate College: Santa Clara University
    Law School: Southwestern University School of Law
    Bar Number: 234154
    Pass Date: December 31, 2004

    Jeff Lowry
    Division: Civil Commitment Unit
    Undergraduate College: California State University, Long Beach
    Law School: Southwestern
    Bar Number: 122326
    Pass Date: December 31, 1986

    Charlene McKinley-Powell
    Division: Civil Commitment Unit
    Undergraduate College: George Washington University
    Law School: Santa Clara University School of Law
    Bar Number: 252128
    Pass Date: November 30, 2009

    Bruce McMahon
    Division: Human Services - CCU
    Undergraduate College: San Diego State University
    Law School: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Bar Number: 206509
    Pass Date: November 19, 1999

    Jocelyn Neudauer
    Division: Human Services/Juvenile
    Bar Number: 304293
    Pass Date: February 28, 2015

    Ed O'Brien
    Division: MDO Civil Commitment
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: UCLA School of Law
    Bar Number: 190326
    Pass Date: July 31, 1997

    Jeffrey Rosanswank
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: Washington University in St. Louis
    Law School: University of Missouri-Columbia
    Bar Number: 294595
    Pass Date: December 31, 2013

    Sergio Salcedo
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: USC
    Bar Number: 252214
    Pass Date: December 7, 2007

    Steven Sanchez
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: Texas Southern University
    Bar Number: 208932
    Pass Date: December 1, 2000

    Scott Seeley
    Division: Human Services/Juvenile
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Long Beach
    Law School: Glendale SOL
    Bar Number: 150020
    Pass Date: December 4, 1990

    Nazim Sial
    Division: Human Services / Civil Commitment
    Undergraduate College: University of Washington
    Law School: UCLA School of Law
    Bar Number: 254055
    Pass Date: November 1, 2007

    Lisa Slade
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: Northern Georgia
    Law School: Ohio Northern
    Bar Number: 237457
    Pass Date: July 7, 2005

    Rebecca Taft
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: UC Santa Barbara
    Law School: Loyola Law School
    Bar Number: 232759
    Pass Date: December 1, 2004

    Gabriella Tokatlian
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: Pepperdine
    Bar Number: 301371
    Pass Date: December 12, 2014

    Stephan Willms
    Division: Human Services
    Undergraduate College: County College of Morris
    Law School: Western State - Fullerton
    Bar Number: 196267
    Pass Date: July 20, 1998

West Valley Division

    Ann Bounthavong
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: Southwestern Law School
    Bar Number: 237908
    Pass Date: October 31, 2005

    Kellie Byward
    Division: Human Services Division
    Undergraduate College: Loyola Marymount University
    Law School: Hastings College of the Law
    Bar Number: 245765
    Pass Date: November 1, 2006

    Daniel Edber
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UCLA
    Law School: University of San Diego
    Bar Number: 211085
    Pass Date: December 7, 2000

    Sara Jewett
    Division: Human Services/Capital Defense
    Undergraduate College: UC Santa Barbara
    Law School: UC Hastings - SF
    Bar Number: 174850
    Pass Date: December 1, 1995

    Zahara Arredondo
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: Trinity - Santa Ana, CA
    Bar Number: 257001
    Pass Date: June 20, 2008

    Martina Avalos
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Berkeley
    Law School: UC Davis
    Bar Number: 270052
    Pass Date: June 4, 2010

    Rosa Ayala
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: Loyola Law School
    Bar Number: 257768
    Pass Date: December 1, 2008

    Hasan Bajwa
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Irvine
    Law School: Chapman University
    Bar Number: 289020
    Pass Date: February 22, 2013

    Lyly Brantley
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Los Angeles
    Law School: Southwestern Law School
    Bar Number: 183100
    Pass Date: June 11, 1996

    Caia Cameron
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC San Diego
    Law School: U of Minnesota LS
    Bar Number: 230233
    Pass Date: March 16, 2004

    David Cianchetti
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    Law School: University of LaVerne
    Bar Number: 132381
    Pass Date: December 11, 1997

    Sasha Davis
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Long Beach
    Law School: Southwestern Law School
    Bar Number: 253178
    Pass Date: December 3, 2007

    Julie Ettari
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: University of Redlands
    Law School: University of LaVerne
    Bar Number: 263018
    Pass Date: May 20, 2009

    Tammy Higgins
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Davis
    Law School: University of San Francisco
    Bar Number: 241482
    Pass Date: January 11, 2006

    Joy Hlavenka
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: University of Georgia
    Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law
    Bar Number: 254053
    Pass Date: December 7, 2007

    Angela Howard
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Claremont Mudd Scripps
    Law School: Santa Clara Law School
    Bar Number: 191383
    Pass Date: December 9, 1997

    Yvonne Hui
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Claremont Mudd Scripps
    Law School: University of San Francisco
    Bar Number: 253248
    Pass Date: December 3, 2007

    Shane Mathias
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: San Diego State
    Law School: California Western
    Bar Number: 285961
    Pass Date: December 4, 2012

    Dave McClave
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Concordia - Irvine
    Law School: California Western
    Bar Number: 237929
    Pass Date: October 27, 2005

    Julie Neal
    Division: West Valley
    Law School: University of LaVerne
    Bar Number: 253235
    Pass Date: December 3, 2007

    Arturo Pena
    Division: West Valley
    Bar Number: 257536
    Pass Date: October 20, 2008

    Allen Phou
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Univ. of Washington
    Law School: UC Hastings - SF
    Bar Number: 234106
    Pass Date: December 6, 2004

    Derrick Smith
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: University of Redlands
    Law School: JF Kennedy SOL
    Bar Number: 244036
    Pass Date: September 13, 2006

    Prisca So
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: Southwestern Law School
    Bar Number: 282824
    Pass Date: June 1, 2012

    Lee Sonnenberg
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Cal Poly Pomona
    Law School: Thomas Jefferson SOL
    Bar Number: 211134
    Pass Date: December 7, 2000

    David Spiker
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC San Diego
    Law School: Loyola Law School
    Bar Number: 282472
    Pass Date: May 22, 2012

    Jason Tucker
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Cal State Sonoma
    Law School: Empire College SOL
    Bar Number: 245537
    Pass Date: December 1, 2006

    Dennis Wilkins
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: UC Riverside
    Law School: McGeorge (Univ of Pacific)
    Bar Number: 188984
    Pass Date: June 10, 1997

    Steven Weaver
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: University of Missouri
    Law School: Florida Coastal SOL
    Bar Number: 243000
    Pass Date: June 1, 2006

    Valarie Young
    Division: West Valley
    Undergraduate College: Vassar
    Law School: Rutgers (NJ) Camden
    Bar Number: 154024
    Pass Date: March 13, 2000