Achievements

Missouri State Public Defender
2020 Award Recipients

 

Defender of Distinction

Sarah Johnson
Director of Juvenile Defense and Policy
Children’s Defense Team

 

 

 

 

Excellence Award

Kelly Jackson
Investigator
Appellate/PCR East A – St. Louis

 

 

 

Office of the Year

Area 37
West Plains Trial Office

Bethany Turner, District Defender; Sarah Bernard, Assistant Public Defender; Ezra Cahn, Assistant Public Defender; Thomas Flack, Assistant Public Defender; David Spears, Administrative Assistant; Valerie Bailey, Investigator; and Carol Young, Legal Assistant.

 

Director’s Award

Michael Barrett
Past Director

 

 

Defender of the 6th Amendment

Stinson LLP
Kansas City

Outstanding Contract Defender Award

Wally Trosen
Attorney at Law
Kirksville

 

2020 Lon O. Hocker Award Winner

Erika Wurst
Deputy District Defender
St. Louis City Trial Office

 

 

 

 

 

NLADA New Leaders in Advocacy Award

Stacey Lannert
Assistant Public Defender
St. Louis City Trial Office