The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri presently consists of a main office located in private office space immediately adjacent to the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. The branch office is located in private office space within blocks of the Federal Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Norman S. London served as the defender from August, 1995 until his retirement in April, 2006. During Mr. London’s tenure, two attorneys were added to the staff in St. Louis and one additional assistant in the Cape Girardeau office. During the same time, two additional employees were added to the support staff.
Lee T. Lawless was Acting Federal Defender until his appointment as Federal Defender in November, 2006 and has served until the present. There is a current staff of fourteen attorneys and nineteen office support staff.