OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT of FLORIDA LARRY L. EGER, Public Defender Serving, DeSoto, Manatee, & Sarasota Counties


Our Manatee office is currently seeking attorneys for Misdemeanor and Felony divisions.

Attorneys teams

Attorneys Members

A Culture of Learning

We provide regular annual formal training, but there’s more to development than formal training: our strongest asset is our culture, where lawyers engage in daily discussions of their cases and the law. While our APDs handle their own caseloads with a good deal of autonomy, we aim to provide the learning experiences and environment necessary for them to do so in a highly competent and professional manner.

How to Apply

The Office of the Public Defender is always interested in speaking with qualified applicants. If you are interested in providing zealous advocacy for indigent clients, please provide:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing sample

By mail or email to:

Office of the Public Defender

c/o Jacqulyn Stephens

2071 Ringling Boulevard
, 5th Floor

Sarasota, FL 34237

Championing the accused with the utmost professionalism and humanity