In the News
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Messenger: New fellowship could ease public defender shortage in rural Missouri (January 13th, 2022)
- The Washington Post: Missouri Supreme Court remands 3 cases using video testimony (January 11, 2022)
- Missouri Independent: No ‘sick days’ for constitutional rights: Missouri Supreme Court rules against virtual trials (January 12, 2022)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri Supreme Court limits video testimony in trials (January 12, 2022)
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.