About Us

Since 1965, the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender has provided innovative and client-centered legal representation to those unable to afford the services of private attorneys. Our attorneys and support staff of over 400 individuals represent more than 35,000 cases each year, and our work reaches even more through our participation in outreach programs, restorative justice work, and community legal education.

We recognize the inherent dignity of each of our clients, and understand that an arrest and criminal charge alone often has devastating impacts on a person’s life. Our office embraces an integrated defense model that puts our clients’ needs at the center of all we do. When we receive a case our diverse staff of initial services specialists, investigators, law clerks, legal secretaries, mitigation specialists and paralegals work together with our attorneys to ensure our clients receive a zealous and rigorous defense. We also house several specialized practice areas to better serve our clients.

  1. Mission
  2. Vision
  3. Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of Office of the Public Defender is to provide quality legal representation to indigent individuals, where appointed by the court, so that the fundamental legal rights of each member of the community are safeguarded.

Our office is dedicated to the basic American ideal that the quality of justice a person receives should never depend upon income. Our attorneys and staff strive to provide high quality legal representation to our clients, and believe that defending the rights of our clients protects the rights of all members of our community.

  1. Location
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  3. Public Transportation
  1. Public Defender

    Physical Address
    620 W Jackson Street, Suite 4015
    Phoenix, AZ 85003


    Fax 602-372-2922


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.