Felony Team

Tamara Zuromskis

Tamara Zuromskis has been an attorney with the Nevada County Public Defender’s Office for the past eleven years. She has worked in all of the Nevada County courts and is currently assigned to adult felonies, mental health court, and DUI court. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Previously she worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Placer County and a Death Penalty Clerk in Contra Costa County. During law school, she interned at the San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union and volunteered at a food stamp legal aid clinic.

As an attorney she has volunteered as a judge pro tem in small claims court, a high school mock trial competition coach, a Lion’s Club High School Speech Competition judge, and a volunteer attorney at a legal advice clinic at the public library. She also serves as a department safety officer and completed the Nevada County Community Leadership Institute in 2014.

Micah Pierce

Micah Pierce lives in Nevada City. He received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in 2007. While in law school, he worked for the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office and the California State Public Defender's Office. He believes that criminal defense is a calling.

Thomas Angell

Thomas Angell (also juveniles) graduated from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 2011. Prior to graduating, he interned at the Marin County Public Defender's Office and the Nevada County Public Defender's Office. He is a 2016 graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois Wyoming and continues to remain involved with the College's graduate program. He has spent his entire career as a deputy public defender.