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Recent News Articles
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Erickson: Help wanted sign to go up at Missouri’s public defender office (October 17, 2019)
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Pratt: Departing public defender Barrett makes final argument for poor defendants (October 12, 2019)
- Missouri State Public Defender Recognizes Employees for Their Outstanding Service (April 25, 2019)
MSPD’s goal is to provide every client with zealous advocacy
The Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD) provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri at the levels of the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court.
MSPD attempts to provide every client with a high-quality, competent, ardent defense team at every stage of the process in which public defenders are necessary. The team is led by a licensed Missouri attorney devoted full-time to the practice of criminal law.