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The Office of the Public Defender for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit includes Sarasota, Manatee, and Desoto Counties in Florida. From a handful of staff and attorneys in 1971, our Public Defender’s Office has expanded to be the largest criminal defense law firm in any of the three counties we serve. Handling more than twenty thousand cases each year requires a dedicated, diverse team of attorneys, investigators, legal assistants and receptionists who together champion the accused with the utmost professionalism and humanity. If you are interested in contributing to our zealous advocacy while joining the best legal defense team in any of our counties please consider applying.