A Commitment To Excellence

A Passion For Justice

Federal Defenders


Our office values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to embody values of mutual respect, collaboration, openness, and humility that honor the people we represent. Our representation is better when members of the defense team have diverse backgrounds and experiences. In our hiring, we look for lawyers who share these values. We embrace the unique backgrounds, social identities, and lived experiences our employees bring to our office. We are interested in applicants’ talent, diligence, and desire to see that all people are treated fairly and respectfully – no matter the allegation or circumstance.

We seek applicants from a diverse group of qualified people and aim to structure our organization to reflect diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, education, opinions, age, languages spoken, veteran status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance. We are especially interested in receiving applications from members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community, people who have been affected by the criminal legal system, and people from other underrepresented and impacted communities.