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Locations, Phone Numbers

The Office of the Public Defender has three locations in Miami-Dade County: The Bennett H. Brummer Building, Jackson Medical Towers in the Civic Center and the The Children's Courthouse.

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Bennett H. Brummer Building

1320 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33125

Telephone   305.545.1600

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays

Main Office Location    

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Executive Office


Carlos J. Martinez, Public Defender


Guy D. Robinson, General Counsel and Chief of the Felony Division


Richard De Maria, Executive Chief Assistant Public Defender for Administration


Teresa Enriquez, Executive Chief Assistant Public Defender for Recruitment and Litigation


Kevin Hellmann, Director of Training and Professionalism


LaEatrice McMurray, Director of Support Services
 

Telephone   305.545.1902

 

Business Office

Esther Lew, Director of Finance and Accounting

Telephone   305.545.1925

 

Human Resources

Diane Yanez, Human Resources Manager

Telephone   305.545.1920

 

Appellate Division

Maria Lauredo, Chief Assistant Public Defender Appellate Division
Maria Carby, Support Staff Supervisor
Telephone   304.545.1928
 

Felony Early Representation Unit

John Brandow, Senior Supervising Attorney
Telephone   305.545.1630
 

Capital Litigation Unit

Steven Yermish
Telephone   305.545.1602
 

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The Children's Courthouse

155 NW 3rd Street, Suite 7000, Miami, FL 33128

Telephone   305.679.1900

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays

 

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Juvenile Division

Marie Osborne, Chief Assistant Public Defender
Cristine Herrera, Support Staff Supervisor

 

Domestic Representation Unit

Robert Coppel, Senior Supervising Attorney

Telephone   305.545.1600

 

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Jackson Medical Towers

1500 NW 12th Avenue, 9th Floor, Miami, FL 33136

Telephone   305.545.3348

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays

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County Court Division

Marissa Altman, Chief Assistant Public Defender
Sonia Slaughter, Support Staff Supervisor

 

Civil Mental Health Unit

Gale Lewis, Senior Supervising Attorney
Telephone   305.545.3348
 

Felony Mental Health

Telephone   305.545.3688 x 2240
 

Drug Court

Telephone   305.545.3688 x 2240
 

Indefinite Civil Commitment Unit

Telephone   305.545.3688 x 2240
 

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Maps and Directions

 

Bennett H. Brummer Building

1320 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33125


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Driving Directions:

FROM THE NORTH:

TAKE I-95 SOUTH TO 836 WEST. EXIT AT 14TH STREET. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK PAST NORTHWEST 12TH AVENUE ON THE SOUTH (left) SIDE OF THE STREET.

FROM THE SOUTH:

TAKE US 1 NORTH TO I-95. TAKE I-95 NORTH TO 836 WEST. Carefully merge onto the right lane and EXIT ON NORTHWEST 12TH AVENUE. TURN RIGHT AND AT THE FIRST TRAFFIC LIGHT MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO NORTHWEST 14TH STREET. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK WEST ON THE SOUTH (left) SIDE OF THE STREET.

FROM THE EAST:

TAKE THE I-395 EXPRESSWAY WEST TO 836 WEST. EXIT ON NORTHWEST 12TH AVENUE. TURN RIGHT and carefully move into the far left lane.
AT THE FIRST TRAFFIC LIGHT MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO NORTHWEST 14TH STREET. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK WEST ON THE SOUTH (left) SIDE OF THE STREET.

FROM THE WEST:

TAKE 836 EAST and Take the NW 17 AVE exit toward CIVIC CENTER/ORANGE BOWL. Take the NW 17TH AVE ramp toward CIVIC CENTER/HOSPITALS/ORANGE BOWL/SR-836 W/DOWNTOWN MIAMI/MIAMI BEACH. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NW SOUTH RIVER DR. Turn RIGHT onto NW NORTH RIVER DR. Turn LEFT onto NW 13TH TER. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NW 14TH ST. End at 1320 NW 14th St Miami, FL 33125-1609
 

PARKING:

PARKING METERS ARE LOCATED ON THE STREETS SURROUNDING THE BUILDING. A PUBLIC PARKING LOT IS LOCATED ON NORTHWEST 12TH STREET, ACROSS FROM THE JUSTICE BUILDING.

Directions FROM METRORAIL:

EXIT AT the CIVIC CENTER STATION. GO SOUTH ON 12TH AVENUE (heading towards the expressway) TO NORTHWEST 14TH STREET. MAKE A RIGHT TURN AT 14TH STREET. THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ONE BLOCK WEST ON THE SOUTH (opposite) SIDE OF THE STREET.

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The Children's Courthouse

155 NW 3rd Street, Suite 7000, Miami, FL 33128


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Driving Directions:

Directions from the North:

1.Take I-95 S
2.Take exit 3B for NW 8th St toward Port of Miami/Orange Bowl
3.Continue onto NW 3rd Ct
4.Turn left onto NW 3rd St

Directions from the South:

1.Take I-95 N
2.Take exit 2B for NW 2nd St toward Arenas
3.Merge onto NW 3rd Ave
4.Turn right onto NW 3rd St

Alternative Transportation

Link to Metro-Transit for Bus, Rail, and Metro-Mover Routes

PARKING INFORMATION

Limited street and off-street parking. Best bet is taking Metro Bus or the Metrorail and exiting at Government Center station.

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Jackson Medical Towers

1500 NW 12th Avenue, 9th Floor, Miami, FL 33136


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Driving Directions:

At I-95 and SR-836 take west ramp towards AIRPORT/UM/JACKSON MEDICAL CENTER.

Merge onto SR-836 West DOLPHIN EXPRESSWAY.

Take the NW 12TH AVENUE/SR-933 exit toward MEDICAL/CIVIC CENTER.

Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp.

Merge onto NW 12TH AVENUE/SR-933 N.

Turn LEFT onto NW 20TH ST., building is on the right side.

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Email Us

info@pdmiami.com

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How Do I Make a Public Records Request?

Requests may be made by contacting Diane Yanez, by phone at 305-545-1926, by email at dyanez@pdmiami.com  or in writing to:

Public Defenderís Office
Diane Yanez/Records Custodian
1320 NW 14th Street
Miami, Florida 33125

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Online Deposition Room Scheduling

The Public Defenderís Office offers online service for Private Attorneys and Regional Counsel to reserve a deposition room at https://pdmiami.skedda.com. An attorney must request an account from our office to use the service. This is a one-time request. An attorney may submit an account request via email to info@pdmiami.com. Contact Barbara Zaldivar at 305.545.1989 with any questions.

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Alumni Contact Info

PD11 Alumni:
If you would like to send
us your updated contact
information, please send it to:
alumni@pdmiami.com

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