San Francisco Office Steven Kalar : Federal Public Defender
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco CA 94102
Our office is located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue in the Civic Center area in San Francisco. Our office hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays (a list can be seen here). We are on the 19th floor. You must have a valid ID and pass through a metal detector and x-ray machine to enter the federal building. Clients without ID's can call the office and request an escort.
Our courthouse is located at 450 Golden Gate Avenue. The Petty Offense calendar is on the 16th floor of the federal building. Magistrate Courts are on the 15th floor. District Courts are on the 17th, 18th, and 19th floors. The Clerk's Office is on the 16th floor.
Public Transit Options
If you are taking BART or MUNI to the San Francisco Federal Building exit Civic Center Station, U.N. Plaza exit and walk up Hyde Street to Golden Gate. Turn left onto Golden Gate and walk two blocks to the Federal Building and Courthouse.
A paid parking lot is located on Turk Street, directly across from the courthouse entrance. More parking is located at the U.C. Hastings garage, at 376 Larkin, is a half-block away from the courthouse. There is also an underground lot at the Civic Center Plaza. Metered parking is located throughout the area.
Oakland Office Joyce Leavitt: Supervising Attorney
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Our office is located at 1301 Clay Street. Our office hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays (a list can be seen here). Identification is needed to enter the offices of the Federal Defender in Oakland. There is a metal detector in the entrance to the Oakland Federal Building Courthouse.
The federal courthouse is located at 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA. An ID is required to enter the Oakland Federal Building. There is a metal detector in the entrance to the Oakland Federal Building Courthouse.
Public Transit Options
If you are taking BART to the Oakland Federal Building, exit City Center and walk towards Clay Street. When exiting the BART station you should walk through a center of restaurants straight into the federal building.
There is a parking garage directly across the street from the back side of the federal courthouse, on Jefferson Street. There are also metered parking spots located near and around the federal courthouse.
San Jose Office Varell Fuller: Supervising Attorney
55 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Our office is located at 55 South Market Street, Suite 820 in San Jose. Our office hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays (a list can be seen here). An ID is not needed to enter the office.
Our courthouse is located at 280 South 1st Street in San Jose, CA. The Defender office is roughly a ten minute walk from the federal building. An ID is needed for the federal courthouse. There is a metal detector and x-ray machine at the entrance of the federal courthouse.