Fort Pierce Office

19th Circuit Public Defender's Office  
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St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce, Florida

216 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Phone number: (772)462-2048/ Fax number: (772)462-2020
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This office handles criminal cases in both county and circuit court, juvenile cases, mental health cases, and domestic violence injunctions that are under the jurisdiction of Saint Lucie County.  The Public Defender’s Office serving Saint Lucie County is located
just north of the Saint Lucie County Courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Public Defender for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Diamond R. Litty
Administrative Assistant
Susie Hatch

Office Supervising Attorney
Mary Celidonio

Misdemeanor Supervisor 
Adrienne Fleming

Felony Supervisors
Christina Ledina
Alan Hunt

Jail Attorney
Michelle Stewart

Automated Systems
Susan Ignelzi, Automated Systems Director
Kristina Loupe, Automated Systems Assistant
Cheryl Hirschegger, Desktop Support

Administrative Asst./Transcription Coordinator
Linda Evans

Tom Ranew, Investigator

Volunteer Coordinator
Marie Glanville

Head Secretary
Kathy Jenkins

Felony Division
Mary Celidonio, Assistant Public Defender
Alan Hunt, Assistant Public Defender
, Assistant Public Defender
Tameika Jackson, Assistant Public Defender
Dustin Myrie, Assistant Public Defender
Alexis Rinehart-Veloz, Assistant Public Defender

Dorothy Busch, Assistant Public Defender
Blake Smith, Assistant Public Defender
Christina Ledina, Assistant Public Defender
Judy Davis, Secretary
Gabrielle Rothman, Secretary
Vikki O’Keefe, Secretary
Maria Mahlschnee, Secretary

Juvenile Division
Miki McMurtry, Supervisor, Assistant Public Defender
Barbara Kibbey, CLI
Kathryn Roegiers, Assistant Public Defender
Beverly Baitsholts
, Secretary

Misdemeanor Division
Adrienne Fleming, Assistant Public Defender
Erica Chaplin, Assistant Public Defender
Mark Urban, Assistant Public Defender
Dustin Myrie, Assistant Public Defender
Jackie Rodgers, Secretary
Debra Fisher, Secretary
Pat Stinson, Secretary

Diversion Court
Jessica Holberton, Assistant Public Defender
Communications Assistant
Mary Noll
Jill Stearns

Please click on the links below to access information on personnel from:
Client Services Program | Juvenile Client Service Program | Offender Re-Entry Program | Diversion / Drug Court Program



Effective July 1, 2006 - Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. SB 80/Chapter 2006-232, Laws of Florida (Public Records Law Regarding E-mail) Link to External Website