Meet the Attorneys

Bob Price

Robert Price – Public Defender

Robert Price has been a member of the California State Bar since 1989. He attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with a degree in business administration. He attended law school at Western State University in California. He worked for Hughes and Campbell in San Diego before becoming a deputy district attorney in Stanislaus County.

An Army veteran, Mr. Price became the Public Defender of Tuolumne County in 2004. He is a member of the California Public Defenders Association and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Mark Smith – Deputy Public Defender

Mark Smith has been a member of the California State Bar since December 1998. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Smith can be reached via email.

Hallie Gorman – Deputy Public Defender

Hallie Gorman

Hallie Gorman has been a member of the California State Bar since June of 2011. She attended California State University, Chico, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also received a certificate in Literary Editing and Publishing. Ms. Gorman worked at newspapers for a couple years until she returned to school to become an attorney. She attended law school at University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

Ms. Gorman joined the Public Defender's Office in 2011, and she is a member of the California Public Defenders Association. She can be reached via email

Dana Gross – Deputy Public Defender

Dana Gross is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she served as Associate Editor of Animal Law Review and Criminal Procedure Teaching Assistant. While in law school, Ms. Gross worked with the Alameda Public Defender and the San Francisco Public Defender. She was awarded the Outstanding Client Advocacy Award for her work with the Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, and was inducted into the prestigious Cornelius Honor Society. Ms. Gross received her B.A., cum laude, from Dominican University of California, majoring in Humanities.

Ms. Gross is a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California Public Defenders Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the National Lawyers Guild.