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Contra Costa Public Defenders standing with a banner "Black Lives Matter"



We are dedicated to ensuring justice for indigent persons accused of crimes in Contra Costa County.  Our overriding goal is to serve the best interests of our clients in everything that we do. We tirelessly fight for all our clients and ensure that each individual receives excellent representation.


Our attorneys are recognized throughout the state for providing vigorous, client-centered advocacy. We vertically represent clients in all phases of their criminal cases, which means that each client is assigned an attorney who defends that client from start to finish.


At CCPD, we take a holistic approach in representing our clients. The criminal justice system can impact individuals' lives in ways that go far beyond their criminal convictions. Because of this, we have developed specialty areas to help mitigate collateral consequences and ensure future success.



"Justice can only be served when the most vulnerable among us are treated with the same attention, dignity, and respect as the most powerful."

Robin Lipetzky, Public Defender

Contra Costa County is located in the Bay Area, extending from the San Francisco Bay to the western edge of California’s Central Valley. One of the most populous counties in California, Contra Costa encompasses a range of urban, suburban and rural communities. CCPD attorneys and investigators work tirelessly to mount the best defense for their clients. 

Public Defender Martinez Office Temporary Location Notice (March 2023 - June 2023)

The Office of the Public Defender is remodeling its main office at 800 Ferry Street in Martinez. As of March 6, 2023, we will be open to the public at 601 Ferry Street, Martinez during the first phase of our 800 Ferry Street remodel.
The Public Defender team will work to minimize the disruption to the public during this period. Thank you in advance for your patience with us during the 800 Ferry Street Capital Project. Please contact us at (925)335-8000 or visit us at 601 Ferry Street if you have any questions or concerns.

We anticipate that we will re-open our 800 Ferry Street location to the public in early June 2023.


Contra Costa Public Defenders

Main Branch

800 Ferry St,

Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 335-8000

Richmond Branch

3811 Bissell Avenue

Richmond, CA 94805

(510) 412-4900

Alternate Defender Office

627 Ferry St

Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 335-8181

Walnut Creek Branch

2020 N. Broadway, Suite 208

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 608-4400

Main Branch Temporary Office (March 2023 - June 2023)

601 Ferry St,

Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 335-8000

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