A. Bayer

A Bayer
During my fourteen years as a Deputy Public Defender, I witnessed the complex pathways that bring...Read more

August 2020 – present

  • Doctoral Student –  Human Development and Family Science – University of Nevada, Reno
    Research involving the intersection of human development and the criminal justice system.

May 2020

  • Master of Arts – Criminal Justice – University of Nevada, Reno
    Thesis: A Jurisdictional Analysis of Franklin Proceedings: A Preliminary Study; Graduated with a 4.0 GPA

December 2003

  • Juris Doctor – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    Honors: cum laude; Certificate in Law and Social Justice

May 2001

  • Bachelor of Arts – French studies – Mills college
    Honors: cum laude

January 2019; August 2019 – present
Graduate teaching assistant – University of Nevada, Reno

  • Taught undergraduate students in research methods.
  • Lectured and facilitated class discussions in matters related to criminal justice.


December 2004 – December 2018
Deputy Public Defender – San Diego COunty Public defender’s office

  • Conducted over 25 jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder.
  • Participated in over 40 juvenile adjudications including 707 proceedings.
  • Represented numerous clients in complex life top cases.
  • Attended trainings on Criminology, Capital Cases, Juvenile Sentencing, Sex Offenses, Criminal Law and Procedure and Defense Trial Strategies.
  • Conducted office trainings on trial practice.