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Diamond R. Litty, Public Defender

FAMILY HISTORY: A native Floridian, Diamond was raised on the Treasure Coast. She attended St. Anastasia and John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce. She has been a Treasure Coast resident for over 55 years and is married to retired County Court Judge, Tom Walsh. Together they have one son, Blaze Jordan Walsh, who is attending Nova Southeastern University School of Law.

Ms. Litty attended Indian River Community College, St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and graduated from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida in 1978.  Ms. Litty graduated from Nova Law School in Ft. Lauderdale in 1981. After leaving Law School Ms. Litty became an Assistant State Attorney in the 19th Circuit working for former State Attorney Bob Stone and then State Attorney Bruce Colton, from 1981 to 1987.  After serving the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for six years as a prosecutor, Diamond opened the only "all female" law firm in the Circuit. She maintained this successful practice, handling primarily family and criminal law cases, for six years. She is a certified Family Law Mediator, County Court Mediator and is Death Penalty qualified.

Elected in 1992, Ms. Litty is the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit’s Public Defender.
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