Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida has offices in Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa.
Donna Lee Elm is the Federal Defender, appointed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
The mission of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida is to provide high quality, client-centered representation to indigent defendants.
In achieving the mission of the office, the office has four goals:
- To provide quality legal representation.
- To assure every client of the total commitment of the organization to the importance of the client and of the client's legal matters.
- To advance the effectiveness of the federal legal system through excellence in legal scholarship and through ongoing education and training of the indigent defense bar.
- To support and assist the courts in the administration of justice.