Jeff Adachi

Public DefenderSan Francisco Public Defender's OfficeConnect

Mr. Adachi has served as the elected Public Defender of San Francisco since 2003, where he oversees an office of 92 lawyers and 80 support staff who provide representation to over 20,000 people each year. Mr. Adachi is a certified criminal law specialist who has tried over 150 jury trials and has handled more than 3,000 criminal matters. Mr. Adachi also lectures widely, most recently on the subject of using checklists to improve case outcomes and media relations. Awards include Mayor's Managerial Excellence Award, the National Legal Aid and Defender's Association top national award for legal services to the poor, the American Bar Association's national Dorsey award for excellence in public defense and California Lawyer of the Year.

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