Office Information

Sherri McGuire Lawson, Director
Rick Miller, Deputy Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender is to provide quality legal representation to indigent individuals assigned to us by the court, thus safeguarding the fundamental legal rights of each member of the community.

Vision Statement

In order to provide the highest quality legal representation to our clients, the Legal Defender will:
  • Consistently seek just and equitable treatment for our clients.
  • Defend the Constitutions of the United States and the state of Arizona.
  • Ensure that every client receives high quality and aggressive representation without regard to their economic or social situation and without regard to the nature of the accusations against them.
  • Protect our clients from any governmental overreaching.