Shari Bartz

Since 1994, Ms. Bartz has been responsible for Public Counsel's financial and administrative oversight, including facility operations. She administers an annual budget of more than $10 million, generated from dozens of funding sources and grants. Ms. Bartz also oversees all accounting, auditing, and tax reporting for the firm.  Prior to her work with Public Counsel, Ms. Bartz worked for the Los Angeles County Bar Association as the Director of its Indigent Criminal Defense Project.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.