Florida's Public Defenders

This page is dedicated to Clarence Earl Gideon, the pioneer of Public Defender clients.
Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)

First Circuit
Bruce Miller
Pensacola
Second Circuit
Andy Thomas
Tallahassee
Third Circuit
Blair Payne
Lake City
Fourth Circuit
Charles Cofer
Jacksonville
Fifth Circuit
Michael Graves
Ocala
Sixth Circuit
Bob Dillinger
Clearwater
Seventh Circuit
James Purdy
Daytona Beach
Eighth Circuit
Stacy Scott
Gainsville
Ninth Circuit
Robert Wesley
Orlando
Tenth Circuit
Howard "Rex" Dimmig
Bartow
Eleventh Circuit
Carlos J. Martinez
Miami
Twelfth Circuit
Lawrence Eger
Sarasota
Thirteenth Circuit
Julianne M. Holt
Tampa
Fourteenth Circuit
Mark Sims
Marianna
Fifteenth Circuit
Carey Haughwout
West Palm Beach
Sixteenth Circuit
Robert Lockwood
Key West
Seventeenth Circuit
Howard Finklestein
Fort Lauderdale
Eighteenth Circuit
Blaise Trettis
Viera
Nineteenth Circuit
Diamond R. Litty
Fort Pierce
Twentieth Circuit
Kathleen A. Smith
Fort Myers