Public Defender


Andy Thomas

“We provide all of our clients with zealous and diligent representation. Our aim is to obtain equal, timely, and fair justice for all.”

- Andy Thomas

Mission Statement

We provide zealous and effective representation for the indigent accused of crimes in trial courts and on appeal. We labor to guarantee our clients timely, equal and fair justice. Staff is provided a supportive and collaborative environment that enables them to deliver the highest quality legal services. We advocate for resources, appropriations, infrastructure, and all necessary training and technology to enhance the fulfillment of our Mission.

In The News

Gadsden County's Public Defenders Office Receives Recognition:

Gadsden County Public Defender's Office Receives Recognition:
It is a rare experience for a Public Defender's Office to get the thanks and appreciation that our Gadsden office received by County Commission Resolution on February 5, 2019! Special recognition is due every one of our lawyers, investigators and staff for contributing to this effort. Special thanks to Chief Assistant PD, Gadsden County, Daniel Hogan for his leadership and vision! This is proof intentions matter and holistic law works.”

Public Defenders Blend Law and Social Work to Reduce Crime

Public Defenders Blend Law and Social Work to Reduce Crime:
Andy Thomas and former Public Defender Nancy Daniels featured in the Tallahassee Magazine article Public Defenders Blend Law and Social Work to Reduce Crime.

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