MPD has been on the cutting edge of public defense since its inception in 1971. Formed as a non-profit law firm, it contracts with the State of Oregon for indigent defense services. MPD was the first public defender organization under this system. MPD is the largest single provider of trial level public defense services in the state of Oregon, with offices in both Multnomah and Washington counties. We are mission driven, client-centered, and exist to provide the highest quality representation possible for our clients.
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MPD aims to hire true believer public defenders, those who understand the challenges our clients face and strive to provide the highest quality representation. We aim to attract, retain, empower and motivate our team. Together, we create an inclusive environment and celebrate the differences among us.