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County of Ventura

Law Offices

Equal Justice Under Law

Tel:805.654.2201    Fax: 805.648.9220

800 S. Victoria Avenue  Room #207  Ventura, CA 93009

Since 1968





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Stephen P. Lipson, Public Defender                           (805) 654-2201

Steve Lipson graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelors degree in History.  He attended the University of Oregon School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1984.   Mr. Lipson has spent his entire legal career working as a Public Defender, initially in Tulare County.    Mr. Lipson came to the Ventura Public Defender’s Office in 1986.   He has litigated all types of criminal cases, including capital cases.  He was promoted to be the Assistant Public Defender in 2008 and was appointed to be the Public Defender of Ventura County in April, 2010.

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Assistant PD Public Defender

    Stephen P. Lipson

      Public Defender

             Todd Howeth

   Assistant Public Defender

              Ann M. Favor

             Chief Investigator   

         Claudia Bautista                Chief Deputy

             Public Defender

           Michael McMahon

                  Chief Deputy

                Public Defender

           Paul Drevenstedt

                 Chief Deputy

              Public Defender

             Rod Kodman

                 Chief Deputy

              Public Defender

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