Confirmation of Appointment of Public Defender

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/28/2021


Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to confirm the appointment of David Joseph Sutton to the position of Public Defender. Sutton has served as Trial Chief for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles the past two years. At the start of his career, Sutton interned with the Marin County Public Defender for three years and returned as an extra-hire deputy public defender after passing the bar in 2008 and clerking with the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.


The Board confirmed the appointment of David Joseph Sutton.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the appointment of David Joseph Sutton.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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