Contact Us

Individuals interested in employment with the Office of the Public Defender may forward a resume to us at PDO@pd18.net or by mail to the administrative office below. Resumes for attorney positions should be directed Blaise Trettis, Public Defender; resumes for support staff positions should be directed to Laura Dobson, Secretary Supervisor and resumes for investigative positions should be directed to David J. McGuiness, Chief Investigator.

The Office of the Public Defender has five offices throughout Brevard and Seminole Counties.

The main administrative office is located in Brevard County at:

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building E, Second Floor
Viera, Florida 32940
(321) 617-7373
Fax (321) 617-7353

The main office in Seminole County is located at:

101 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32772
(407) 665-4524
Fax (407) 665-4540

Administrative Personnel:

  • Chief Investigator: David J. McGuiness
  • Chief Assistant Public Defender – Brevard County: Michael M. Pirolo
  • Chief Assistant Public Defender – Seminole County: Jeffery Dowdy
  • Misdemeanor Supervisor – Brevard County: Douglas Reynolds

Our Phone System:

    Following are the options in the Public Defender phone system. To reach your Public Defender you will need to know the judge who is presiding over your case. Call our office number and enter the option or options to directly connect with the secretary.

    Brevard County
    321-617-7373
    Misdemeanor
    Judge Babb Opt 1 Opt 1
    Judge Garagozlo Opt 1 Opt2
    Judge Koenig Opt 1 Opt 3
    Judge Atkin Opt 1 Opt 4
    Judge Clarke Opt 1 Opt 5
    Judge Murphy Opt 1 Opt 6
    Judge Friedland Opt 1 Opt 7
    Judge Koons Opt 1 Opt 8
    Felony
    Judge Crawford Opt 2 Opt 1
    Judge Mahl Opt 2 Opt 2
    Judge Roberts Opt 2 Opt 3
    Judge Earp Opt 2 Opt 4
    Judge Lemonidis Opt 2 Opt 5

    Arraignments and Early Resolution Opt 3
    Charges filed in a felony case Opt 4
    Juvenile Opt 5
    Witness Center Opt 6
    Capital, Appeals and Jimmy Ryce Opt 9

    Seminole County
    407-665-4524
    Misdemeanor
    Judge Dekleva Opt 1 Opt 1
    Judge Collins Opt 1 Opt 2
    Judge Herr Opt 1 Opt 3
    Judge Krause Opt 1 Opt 4
    Judge Woodard Opt 1 Opt 5
    Felony
    Charges filed in a felony case Opt 2 Opt 1
    Early Resolution Opt 2 Opt 2
    Judge Nelson Opt 2 Opt 3
    Judge Alva Opt 2 Opt 4
    Judge McIntosh Opt 2 Opt 5
    Judge Lester Opt 2 Opt 6
    Juvenile 3
    Witness Center 4