Mayor Appoints Manohar Raju to succeed Jeff Adachi as Public Defender
by Alexandra Cannarella
Mar 12, 2019
Manohar “Mano” Raju, who has more than 20 years of legal experience, is a veteran attorney in the Public Defender’s office, where he previously managed its felony unit. Raju is viewed as someone who will continue the late Jeff Adachi’s mission of aggressive defense of the indigent. A longtime office insider, he is familiar with the culture of the department and, it seems unlikely that he will make many changes.