Meet the Attorneys

Scott Gross – Public Defender

Scott Gross has been a member of the California State Bar since 1997. He attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Mr. Gross was the Public Defender in Calaveras County for several years before coming to Tuolumne County to practice on the defense conflict panel. He became the Public Defender of Tuolumne County in 2019. He is a member of the California Public Defenders Association.

Dana Gross – Assistant 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.

Kevin Lindsley – Deputy Public Defender

Kevin Lindsley began his legal career clerking for a Superior Court Judge in Santa Barbara, California.  There, he developed a passion for the criminal justice system and gained invaluable insight into the judicial decision making process.  While studying the law, Mr. Lindsley worked at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office in San Francisco.  At these prosecutors' offices, he handled criminal cases ranging from DUI to felony narcotics crimes and tried his first case to verdict in Federal District Court, all while still in law school.  Mr. Lindsley graduated with Cum Laude from the prestigious University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned several academic awards recognizing his skill in criminal trial and appellate advocacy.  After receiving his law degree, Mr. Lindsley worked at the San Diego District Attorney's Office in the Appellate Division, handling writs, appeals, and petitions for inmates challenging their 25 to life prison sentences under the California "Three Strikes" Law.  He then started his own law practice, which focused exclusively on indigent criminal defense and court appointed writs & appeals.  After nine years in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lindsley joined the Tuolumne County Public Defender’s Office at the beginning of 2023.