Attorney - San Francisco Public Defender
Armando Mendoza Miranda received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1995. While a law student, he also spent a summer studying the legal aspects of the Middle East conflict at Tel Aviv University.
He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stanford University in 1990. While an undergraduate, he also studied at Stanford’s campus in Florence, Italy. His undergraduate course work also included an emphasis in Drama and the Italian language.
Since graduating from law school, Armando has focused his career on assisting indigent individuals who are charged with crimes and suffer from addiction. He has been a deputy public defender in the Office of the San Francisco Public Defender since the fall of 1997. He has worked in the following divisions within his office: Dependency Court, Misdemeanor Court, Domestic Violence Court, Welfare Fraud Court and most recently in the Research and Writing Unit of his office. He will be commencing a new assignment in July of 2013 in the newly established Parole Court.
Armando is fluent in Spanish and Italian.