Public Defender Carey Haughwout
Carey Haughwout is serving her third term as Public Defender of the 15th Judicial Circuit. She took office in January of 2001 after working as a private criminal defense attorney in
She spent a decade practicing in
As an advocate for the indigent accused, Carey has worked with many organizations throughout the State of
Her expertise was recognized with the Governor Lawton Chiles’ appointment to the Domestic Violence Clemency Panel from 1995-1998 and the Supreme Court of Florida 1997 Appointment to the Special Advisory Committee on Minimum Standards of Competency for Counsel in Capital Cases. She was awarded the 1994 Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award for Criminal Law service and the 2001 Pro Bono Homeless Advocacy Award.
She graduated with High Honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1983. In 1979, she earned a degree in economics and sociology from
As your Public Defender, Carey represents the community on the following committees: the Criminal Justice Commission, the Community Alliance, the Education Commission, Judicial Information Systems, Elder Justice Center Task Force, the 15 th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee and the Florida Public Defenders Association.