Meet the team

These are the dedicated members of our team.

Andrea is a founding member of LID. Lake County Criminal Defense Attorney, Andrea Kaluna Sullivan, specializes in Drug, Drunk Driving (DUI), Domestic Violence and Homicide


825 S. Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453

Anakalia SullivanLawyer

Hauptman website

Hauptman has been practicing law in Lake County for 40 years.   His range of experience in criminal law is extensive.  He has successfully tried a variety of cases, ranging from cases in which the death penalty was sought to simple drug possession cases.

333 Armstrong St.

Lakeport, CA 95453


Mitchell HauptmanLawyer

Thomas Feimer has practiced law for over eight years. Criminal defense has always been the primary focus of his practice. He has worked hard to defend clients charged with a wide variety of crimes, including white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, gang enhancements, homicide, and other serious and violent felonies, in both state and federal court. He is committed to helping his clients achieve the best possible outcome at each stage of their cases, up to and including trial by jury.

Thomas FeimerLawyer

Howland is a 20+ year resident of Lake County. During her carrier she has served as a legal assistant in criminal, civil and family law along with being the office manager at Lake Indigent Defense, LLP.

Olivia HowlandOffice Manager

Thomas Quinn graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with Honors in 1999.  He has been working as a contract public defender in Lake County since 2003.  Prior to that time he held positions as a Deputy Public Defender in Mendocino County, an associate in a personal injury law firm in San Francisco and as an editorial assistant at the CEB legal publishing house in Berkeley.  Prior to starting law school Tom worked for many years in the Alaska commercial fisheries, including on crab boats in the Bering Sea as depicted on “Deadliest Catch”.  He received a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland in 1976. He is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and the State Bar of California.

Tom QuinnLawyer

Law Office of Angela Carter
PO Box 220
Middletown, CA 95461

Angela CarterLawyer
Kevin DavenportAttorney
Sterling ThayerLawyer


Do I have to use a public defender?

No.  You are always free to hire a lawyer at your own expense.

How do I get in contact with my lawyer?

You can try going to Who’s my lawyer

Once you get the phone number try calling.

You can also contact Olivia at our office at (707) 900-5177

How do I qualify for your services

The judge will make the determination of your eligibility for public defender services.  He will make his decision based upon a financial application which will be submitted by you on your first court appearance.

Our services are generally limited to financially strapped individuals who are accused of a crime, juveniles accused of a crime, and certain individuals charged with contempt of court.

Will I have a better outcome if I confess?

No.  While your cooperation will be considered, the most important factors affecting your outcome are your criminal history, the degree of harm which the prosecutor believes you are responsible for, and the intensity of the complaining witnesses involvement in your case.

Often a confession will turn out to be the only evidence against you.   Without a confession, there might not be a case.

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Lake Indigent Defense, LLP, is the business entity which has contracted with the County of Lake to provide public defender services to qualified applicants.   Lake Indigent Defense, LLP has entered into a number of sub-contracts with a dedicated group of private practitioners who have agreed to provide public defender services.

We are all also available to be hired as private lawyers should an individual not qualify for public defender services, or if the family of a defendant is  seeking to hire private  counsel.

Each of us maintains a completely separate private practice.  We are not “partners” in any practical or legal sense.  Our individual offices are spread out throughout the County, however, we do maintain an administrative central office staffed by Ms. Howland.

If an individual accused of a crime lacks the financial resources to hire their own lawyer, then typically a financial application is submitted to the judge at the first court appearance.  If the judge decides an individual qualifies, the Judge will then select one of our team from the Court’s list of qualified lawyers on our team.

Please go to our Team page to get more details and contact information relating to our group of contracting lawyers.

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390 N. Forbes St., Lakeport, CA


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390 N. Forbes St., Lakeport, CA


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    Felony Charges

    Felonies include the most serious criminal charges. Our felony lawyers are all highly experienced practitioners.

    Misdemeanor Charges

    Misdemeanor court can be very frightening for first time participants. Our dedicated misdemeanor lawyers will treat everyone with care and compassion.

    Juvenile Defense

    Children deserve the most highly skilled and caring lawyers.

    Other Services provided

    Other services include civil contempt, misdemeanor appeals and veteran’s court.