The Federal Public Defender is here to help you and your family as you navigate the Southern District of Florida’s criminal justice system. Any contact with the justice system—whether it’s an arrest, conviction, or incarceration—can cause stress, confusion, and hardship in your life. We are committed to serving you during this difficult time, and we hope you will find information here helpful.
How to find my attorney
If the court appointed a federal public defender to your case at your initial appearance, you can call our office to ask our receptionist who your lawyer is.
Miami: (305) 530-7000
Fort Lauderdale: (954) 356-7436
West Palm Beach: (561) 833-6288
Fort Pierce: (772) 489-2123
If the court appointed a CJA attorney to your case at your initial appearance, you can call the court clerk’s office to ask for your attorney’s contact information.