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500 E. San Antonio
Suite 501
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 546-8185
Fax (915) 546-8186

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NOTICE: This site is maintained by the El Paso County Public Defender's Office as a public service. It is intended for informational purposes only. The information here is not legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice please CLICK HERE.

What we do

We defend children charged with juvenile misconduct; and adults charged with misdemeanor, felony or capital crimes. We also handle child abuse and neglect cases as well as criminal failure to pay child support.

The Public Defender’s Office does not decide whether a person is indigent or unable to hire a lawyer. That decision is made by the courts, and the court administration offices. (click here for a list of offices which take applications for appointed lawyers). We do not take applications for court appointed lawyers. In order for us to represent you, you must have applied and been found qualified for a court appointed lawyer and we must be appointed by the jail magistrate or one of the County or District Judges in El Paso County.

Our goal is to provide our clients the best defense. We have over thirty lawyers averaging 19 years of experience practicing law; many have been practicing 20-30 years, some even longer. All together, we have about six hundred years of legal experience among our lawyers. In addition, our lawyers are supported by a dedicated professional team of investigators, case workers, social workers, a mitigation specialist, and legal support staff.

Click below to see individual lawyers and field employees

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