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    Megan Page

    Public Defender

    Graduate of the University of Arizona, 2007, summa cum laude; graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, 2010, summa cum laude; Law Review; Order of the Coif; admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, 2010; Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Deborah Bernini, Pima County Superior Court, 2010-2011; practical experience as a law clerk with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona, 2008-2010 and as a Rule 38(d) attorney in the University of Arizona Criminal Defense Clinic, 2010; Defense Attorney in the Law Offices of the Pima County Public Defender since 2011.  Chief Assistant Public Defender from 2018 to 2022.

    Sarah Kostick

    Chief Assistant Public Defender

    Graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010; Smith College, B.A., 2005. Admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2013; State Bar of Ohio in 2010. Recipient of the 2016 Arizona Public Defender Association “Rising Star” Award. Judicial Attorney to the Honorable Mary Jane Trapp, Ohio Court of Appeals, Eleventh District, 2011-2013. Capital Resource Counsel with the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, 2013-2014; Special Education and School Law legal fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2010-2011. Pro bono capital defense and appellate counsel in various Ohio matters since 2010.  Practical experience as a law clerk for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio, 2009, and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office, 2010. Judicial Clerk with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2009. Professor of Practice and Director of the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, Criminal Defense Clinic since September 2017. Defense attorney with the Law Offices of the Pima County Public Defender since December 2014. Team Lead 2021-2022.

    Adult Criminal Defenders Team

    Adult Criminal Defender Teams - The Pima County Public Defender's Office employs teams of lawyers to handle misdemeanor and felony cases, as part of the office’s overall mission to provide every client with a comprehensive and zealous defense. This enables cases to be reviewed by more experienced attorneys, and provides less experienced attorneys with opportunities for mentorship.

    Appeals Team

    Felony Appeals Team AttorneysThe Pima County Public Defender's Office employs a discreet teams of lawyers to handle post-conviction relief and appellate cases as part of their team mission. 

    Juvenile Defender Team

    Juvenile Criminal Defenders - The Juvenile Division of the Pima County Public Defender represents persons under the age of 18 years who are charged with delinquent offenses in Pima County. We represent over 4,500 minors a year whose families cannot afford to hire legal counsel. Our office is comprised of a team of professionals dedicated to defending the rights of youth. 

    Dependency Team

    Dependency Unit - The Dependency Unit represents parents who have temporarily lost custody of their children to the Department of Child Safety (DCS) due to allegations of abuse or neglect, as well as parents who are facing termination of their parental rights either through a private action or at the request of DCS. The Dependency Unit provides representation to parents from the initial stages of a DCS case until the case has concluded either through reunification of the family or other means. It is the goal of the Dependency Unit to provide thorough legal representation to assist our client’s navigate the dependency process and achieve the best possibly outcome for their family.

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    Public Defender

    33 N. Stone Ave., 21st Flr
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone:  (520) 724-6800
    Fax:   (520) 770-4168

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m., except on holidays

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