Maricopa County Public Defender Records Search

See Maricopa County AZ Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.


Maricopa County Public Defenders Office 570 West Brown Road Mesa AZ 85201 480-344-2013


Maricopa County Public Defenders Office Ste 4015, 620 W Jackson St Phoenix AZ 85003 602-506-7711

Find Maricopa County Public Defender Records

The Maricopa County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Maricopa County, AZ. Some of these Maricopa County public records are available upon request.

Records available from the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office

Public Defenders in Maricopa County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Maricopa County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Maricopa County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.

Confidential Records in Maricopa County

Some Maricopa County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Maricopa County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to Arizona State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Maricopa County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.

Clients of the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Maricopa County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.

Maricopa County Financial Records

Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Maricopa County, Arizona Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Maricopa County public, and they can be requested from the Public Defender.

Conflict of Interest Records

Public Defenders also file financial Conflict of Interest statements that can be requested through a public records request in Maricopa County. These requests can be made directly to the Maricopa County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.

Contact the Maricopa County Public Defender

You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Maricopa County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Maricopa County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.