Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) Advisory Committee

For more than thirty-five years, the ACBA has proudly administered the Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) in Alameda County.  CAAP serves the public, the legal profession and the courts by providing defense attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants in those cases where the Alameda County Public Defender is unable to provide counsel due to a conflict of interest.

The program maintains a panel of more than 160 qualified, private attorneys who provide professional and competent representation for those eligible for a court appointed attorney.  Attorneys are paid for handling cases based upon a fee schedule.  Panel attorneys handle a wide array of criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor violations to death penalty cases.  Attorneys are referred to cases based upon their level of experience and knowledge.

The program’s efficient and effective system of case referrals provides a valuable source of clientele to attorneys on the CAAP panel.  CAAP is committed to the promotion of justice and high standards of professionalism, competency, diligence, and integrity among members of the criminal defense bar in Alameda County.

CAAP is currently seeking experienced criminal defense attorneys to join its panel to represent indigent clients charged with serious felonies up to and including death.  If you have extensive criminal defense experience and are looking for an opportunity to serve our community, please contact, Nicolas King, CAAP Director, at (510) 302-2202 or nicolas@acbanet.org.

 

Members

CHAIR
Susan Sawyer (2013)
Attorney at Law
6457 Oakwood Dr
Oakland, CA  94611
TEL: (510) 339-9216
FAX: (510) 849-3384
susanfsawyer@sbcglobal.net

 

VICE CHAIR
Darryl Stallworth (2013)
Law Offices of Darryl Stallworth
2355 Broadway, Ste. 303
Oakland, CA  94612
TEL:  (510) 271-1900
FAX:  (510) 271-1902
dstallworth@your-defense.com

 

BOARD LIAISON 

Toni Mims-Cochran
Law Office of Toni Mims-Cochran
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 503
Oakland, CA 94568
TEL:  (510) 465-3210

 

MEMBERS
Andrea Auer (2015)
Law Office of Andrea Auer
1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 1101
Oakland, CA  94612
TEL:  (510) 834-2300
FAX:  (510) 834-2800
aauer@auerlaw.com

 

Michael R. Berger (2015)
Attorney at Law
1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 915
Oakland, CA 94612
TEL: (510) 834-4511
FAX: (510) 834-4511
bergerlaw@sbcglobal.net

 

Joseph A. Blakely (2013)
Attorney at Law
6114 La Salle Ave. #214
Oakland, CA  94611
TEL: (510) 301-9038
FAX: (866) 593-8129
jablakely@gmail.com

Jules F. Bonjour (2013)
Bonjour & Thorman
24301 Southland Dr., Ste. 312
Hayward, CA  94545
TEL: (510) 785-8400
FAX: (510) 670-0955
jules@btbandb.com

 

Juliet L. Gee (2013)
Law Offices of Juliet L. Gee
145 E. 14th St., Ste 201
San Leandro, CA  94577
TEL: (510) 638-4376
FAX: (510) 638-8652
juvdefender-mail@yahoo.com

 

Louis J. Goodman (2013)
Attorney at Law
Gatehouse Plaza
1290 “B” St., Ste. 307
Hayward, CA  94541
TEL: (510) 582-9090
FAX:  (510) 582-9195
ljgoodman@yahoo.com

Timothy Hallahan (2014)
Attorney at Law
5818 Ross St.
Oakland, CA  94618
TEL: (510) 597-0991
thh47@pacbell.net
  Sara H. Ruddy  (2015)
Attorney at Law
2041 Bancroft Way, No. 307
Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 548-4248
FAX: (510) 548-4248
sara.ruddy@gmail.com
  Paul M. Wellenkamp (2015)
Attorney at Law
1260 B Street, Ste. 325
Hayward, CA  94541-2943
TEL:  (510) 538-7285
FAX:  (510) 886-3401
wellenkamplaw@sbcglobal.net

MEMBER EMERITUS
James Giller
Mintz & Giller
405 14th St., Ste. 1008
Oakland, CA 94612
TEL: (510) 451-6686
FAX: (510) 451-4820
jgiller@gmail.com

 

MEMBER EMERITUS
Spencer W. Strellis
Attorney at Law
1611 Telegraph Ave. Ste. 903
Oakland, CA 94612
TEL: (510) 444-2897
FAX: (510) 444-1369
strellis@mindspring.com

 

ACBA STAFF LIAISON
Nicolas King
Director of CAAP
1000, Broadway, Ste. 480
Oakland, CA  94607
TEL: (510) 302-2202
FAX: (510) 452-2224
nicolas@acbanet.org