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With more than 27 years of experience in the practice of criminal law, Adrienne Dell is adept in the challenges of working as a sole practitioner. After leaving a long-standing position with a San Jose law firm where she worked as a Partner, Ms. Dell opened her own private practice where she continues to serve those accused of crimes.Prior to opening the Law Offices of Adrienne Dell, Ms. Dell spent nine years as an attorney and partner at Vertner & Dell. She previously worked as the sole practitioner in San Jose for six years and before that, another three years in Los Angeles.Ms. Dell's work involves both juvenile and adult clients accused of various crimes. Each client is represented throughout the entire legal process, from the pre-filing stages all the way through the verdict, sentencing, and appeals processes. Ms. Dell's clients include those secured through a retainer, as well as underprivileged clients lacking the financial resources to pay for an attorney up-front.Rather than specializing in a specific type of crime, Adrienne Dell handles a wide range of criminal cases, including violent crime, drugs, and child molestation. All of the work she performs as a public defender is done on behalf of defendants and never the plaintiff.Adrienne Dell holds membership in several different legal organizations, including the California Public Defenders Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor from the Loyola Law School.

Work experience

Jan 2008Present


Law Offices of Adrienne Dell

I represent adults and juveniles accused of crimes. Representation includes matters from pre-filing through post conviction. Representation of both retained and indigent clients.


Sep 1981May 1985


Loyola Law School
Jan 1973Jun 1977


University of California