2019 Defender of Distinction – Patrick Berrigan, Lead Trial Counsel, Western Capital

Patrick Berrigan is the Lead Trial Counsel for the Western Capital Office. He has served in that position since 2011.

2019 Outstanding New Defender – Kerina Ibarra,  APD, Jackson Trial Office

Kerina IbaraKerina has been an Assistant Public Defender in the Jackson Trial Office since March 2018.


2019 Excellence Award – Cindy Malone, Mitigation Specialist, Central PCR

Cindy MaloneCindy began working for the Central PCR Office in September 2005.

2019 District Office of the Year – Clayton Trial Office

St. Louis County OfficeThe Clayton Trial Office is the fourth recipient of the District Office of the Year Award.




Rory Ellinger Award – Matthew Mueller

Matthew Mueller, Bond Litigation Counsel, is the 2019 recipient of the Rory Ellinger Award for Public Interest Litigation.  Attorney Mueller was recognized at the Empower Missouri awards brunch on June 8, 2019.