The criminal defense division of the Special Public Defender’s Office employs highly qualified and motivated attorneys who will provide aggressive ethical representation of indigent defendants in murder cases for which there are conflicts for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. In some of the cases the state is seeking the death penalty and we provide qualified attorneys to represent the clients in these capital cases. We have resourceful, experienced criminal investigators who provide investigation through both the trial phase and the sentencing phase. In those cases wherein the death penalty is sought, we also provide full and complete mitigation investigation. We locate, retain, and present appropriate expert testimony in the course of our defense. We have an appellate division which represents our clients on appeal before the Nevada Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, and if appropriate, through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.