Julia Deutsch is a former public defender and criminal defense attorney committed to fighting on behalf of the disempowered. She brings 18 years of combined legal experience as a paralegal, law clerk and attorney to the class action and consumer protection fields. Her career began as a paralegal supporting the trial practice of felony public defenders in San Francisco. Being an integral part of the defense teams on high-stakes trial cases inspired her to attend Golden Gate University School of Law school where she was a regional semifinalist in the National Mock Trial Competition received academic honors awards in Legal Writing & Research, Practical Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence.
Since becoming an attorney she has represented thousands of clients as lead attorney and second chair on cases ranging from infractions to serious felonies and homicides and completed numerous jury trials to verdict at public defender offices in San Francisco, Bakersfield, and the Bronx, New York. The core of her practice is about connecting with her clients and truly understanding their lives and stories in order to creatively and vigorously advocate for them.
Julia was born and raised in Oakland, California and is committed to advocating on behalf of our community.