Who we are

Who we are

We provide quality legal assistance to individuals charged with a crime in state court who are financially unable to retain private counsel. 

Mental health and juvenile court matters are handled by special units within the office. 

Our office proudly reflects the diversity and high level of commitment necessary for our mission. 

 

 

 

Lisa Bertolino
Lisa Bertolino
Public Defender
Visalia Courthouse
Thomas McGuire
Thomas McGuire
Assistant Public Defender
Visalia Courthouse
Sylvia Hanna
Sylvia Hanna
Chief Deputy Public Defender
Porterville Office
Brian Schulte
Brian Schulte
Supervising Attorney
Porterville Office
Erin Brooks
Erin Brooks
Supervising Attorney
Visalia Courthouse
Andrew Stark
Andrew Stark
Supervising Attorney
Visalia Courthouse
Pia Stanley
Pia Stanley
Supervising Attorney
Visalia Courthouse
Amber Miramontes
Amber Miramontes
Supervising Attorney
Visalia Courthouse
Tim Rote
Tim Rote
Supervising Attorney
Visalia Courthouse