Tony Cheng

Tony Cheng is the Director of the Youth Defender Clinic (YDC) at EBCLC. Law students in the YDC represent at-risk youth in juvenile delinquency cases, school discipline matters and special education proceedings in Alameda County. Prior to joining EBCLC, Tony worked as a public defender for many years, litigating cases in the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals, the federal district court for the Southern District of California, the San Diego County Superior Court and, most recently, the Alameda County Superior Court. In addition to six years of experience in juvenile court, Tony also tried nearly forty jury trials to verdict during his public defender career. Tony is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law (King Hall), where he served as chair of the Moot Court Board and on the board of directors of the King Hall Legal Foundation, was a graduate of the school’s Public Interest Law Program and a member of the winning team in the school’s annual trial practice and appellate advocacy competitions.