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Law Offices of Diamond R. Litty
"By seeking equality for all within the justice system, we find a better path for those who falter, making the journey better for us all. Our commitment to you and the community reaches past the courtroom"
19th Circuit Public Defender Mission Statement

The Founding Fathers were concerned that criminal laws, while necessary, could be used by the government to suppress the rights of citizens. The Public Defender’s Office exists to guarantee the poor have the right to a fair trial. The Public Defender’s Office has and will continue to uphold and enforce the Constitutional rights of the indigent; and thus, make the Constitution a living reality.  "The Public Defender epitomizes why so many have entered law school. They seek not fame nor fortune. Instead, they seek the higher level of professional satisfaction of representing the people who most need legal representation. Public Defenders stand alone, armed only with their wits, training, and dedication. Inspired by their clients' hope, faith, and trust; they are the warriors and valkyries of those desperately in need of a champion." Hightower v. State, Judge Levy

Ms. Litty has been your elected Public Defender for the 19th Judicial Circuit since 1992.   During Ms. Litty's tenure she has spear-headed many innovative programs to save the state and counties tax dollars while improving the service the 19th Circuit Public Defender's Office offers the community.

Ms. Litty has helped write legislation to assist the courts in levying and collecting Public Defender fees.  As of January 2021, the 19th Circuit Public Defender's Office has collected over $14.5 million  since Diamond R. Litty took office.

To Our Clients:
The Law Office of Diamond R. Litty, Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit is committed to continue to provide legal representation and services to our clients during this trying time.  However, in order to protect the health and safety of our attorneys, staff, and clients we ask that you follow our protocol located Here

Thank you, and stay well.
Diamond R. Litty, Public Defender
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