Jared A. Jefferson JD ’09 has been appointed by Governor Newsom to serve as a Judge in the Monterey County Superior Court. Mr. Jefferson has served as a Chief Deputy Public Defender at the Monterey County Public Defender’s Office since 2021, where he has served in several positions since 2015. He was a Defense Attorney at Alternate Defense Office from 2014 to 2015 and a Deputy Public Defender at the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office from 2011 to 2014.