Missouri State Public Defender’s Appellate/PCR West A, B, Juvenile and Capital Litigation Western District Division
The Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD) Kansas City Office consists of four divisions—Appellate/PCR West A and West B Division, a Juvenile Division, and the Capital Litigation Western District. MSPD is a statewide system. The Appellate/PCR Division is responsible for appellate and post-conviction litigation, including capital cases (death penalty trial representation). The MSPD has approximately 395 staff attorneys assisted by support staff, paralegals, and investigators. This organization is responsible for providing legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes at the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court. Their mission is to provide high-quality, zealous advocacy for indigent people who are accused of a crime in the state of Missouri and to provide this uncompromised advocacy, the Defender System will supply each client with a high-quality, competent, ardent defense team at every stage of the process in which public defenders are necessary. For further information on MSPD’s Appellate/PCR West A, B, Juvenile and Capital Litigation Western District Division, please contact them using the information listed here.