Stuart Office

19th Circuit Public Defender's Office  
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Martin County, Stuart, Florida

100 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 300, Stuart, Florida 34994
 Phone number: (772)288-5581/ Fax number: (772)221-4087
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This office handles criminal cases in both county and circuit court, juvenile cases, and domestic violence injunctions that are under the jurisdiction of Martin County.  The Public Defender’s Office serving Martin County is located adjacent to the Martin County Courthouse in Stuart, Florida.

Supervising Attorney
John Hetherington, Assistant Public Defender

Supervising Secretary
Emily Serrago

Communications Assistant
Barbara Florentine

Offender Re-entry Program
Mary Hendricks, Support Specialist

Diversion Court
Katharine Alonzo
, Assistant Public Defender

Miller /Graham Resentencing
Usha Maharajh, Assistant Public Defender

Felony Division
John Hetherington, Assistant Public Defender
Shane Manship, Assistant Public Defender
Matthew Vasko, Assistant Public Defender
Adrienne Fleming
, Assistant Public Defender
Beverly Baitsholts, Secretary
Debra Fisher, Secretary
Emily Serrago, Secretary
Nima Patel, Secretary

Misdemeanor Division
Tiffany Hogan, Assistant Public Defender
Michael Bowdish, Assistant Public Defender
Debra Fisher, Secretary
Nima Patel, Secretary

Juvenile Division
Tiffany Hogan, Assistant Public Defender
Beverly Baitsholts, Secretary


Please click on the links below to access information on personnel from:
Client Services 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