- Departments:Public Defender
- Title:Chief Deputy Public Defender
- Phone:(530) 666-8351
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Allison Zuvela currently serves as the Chief Deputy Public Defender for the Yolo County Public Defender's office where she is in charge of training and operations. She is also a certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legalization of the State Bar of California. Prior to her employment with the Office in 2003, Allison served as a Deputy Public Defender in Tulare County after her graduation from the California Western School of Law in 1994. Outside of her attorney service, Allison has participated in leadership roles in the Yolo County Bar Association (as both Secretary and President) as well as the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (where she is a member of the Board of Governors). In addition, Allison is a member of several legal organizations including the California Public Defenders Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Council of Chief Defenders, and the Swartz/Levi Chapter of the American Inns of Court in Davis. Since 2012 Allison has also served as an attorney coach for River City High School’s Mock Trial Team.