Executive Management

Lesli M. Caldwell, Solano County Public Defender since 2010, attended the University of Santa Clara, receiving her J.D. in 1979.  Ms. Caldwell received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.  Ms. Caldwell was a Deputy Public Defender in Contra Costa County for 27 years and joined the Solano Public Defender’s Office as a Chief Deputy in 2007.  Her specialty area of practice has been Mental Health.  Ms. Caldwell is active in the California Public Defenders’ Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Legal Aid and Defense Attorneys Association as well as the American Council of Chief Defenders.

Oscar Bobrow, Chief Deputy Public Defender in the Vallejo Office was a former Contra Costa County Deputy Public Defender for 25 years.  Mr. Bobrow received his JD from American University in Washington D.C. and his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  While a deputy Public Defender in Contra Costa County Mr. Bobrow was primarily assigned to the felony trial division handling cases from the Richmond Branch office including capital cases. Mr. Bobrow has tried to a jury over 100 felonies and was the lead attorney in several challenges to Contra Costa County’s felony jury venire system, establishing in court proceedings that a historical pattern of under representation of African American citizens were, and are, excluded from the jury venires in that county. For the last six years Mr. Bobrow has also been member of the California Public Defender’s Association Board of Governors and has served as a member of the California JNE Commission.

Elena D'Agustino, a Solano County Deputy Public Defender since 1998 was promoted to Chief Deputy Public Defender on October 3, 2010.  Ms. D'Agustino supervises the Fairfield Public Defender office.  Ms. D'Agustino joined the Solano County Public Defender's office as an attorney in 1998.  During her tenure, she has supervised both felony and misdemeanor attorneys, and represented clients in dozens of jury trials for all types of crimes.  Ms. D'Agustino obtained her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York.  As a law student, she interned with the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in Manhattan.  Ms. D'Agustino received her B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.