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  • Celebrating Gideon Day 2013
  • Making Strides Walk 2014
  • Making Strides Walk 2014
  • Julian M. Holt, Mark Ober and Chief Judge Ron Ficarrotta at HCACD Annual Meeting in December 2016
  • 2017 MLK Teen Summit at Greater Bethel M.B. Church
  • Ms. Holt speaks at Human Rights Day 2016
  • Julian M. Holt sworn in as Public Defender - January 2017
  • Ms. Holt helps at Kings Forrest Community Center
  • Ms. Holt and Pepin Academies founder Crisha Murray-Scolaro
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  • Ms. Holt, Commissioner Sandy Murman and City Councilman Harry Cohen at the opening of Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center Dec 14, 2016.
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Our Locations:

Main Office
700 East Twiggs Street
5th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602

Plant City Office
301 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1007B
Plant City, Florida 33563

Mailing Address
PO Box 172910
Tampa, Florida 33672

Phone (813) 272-5980

The Law Office of Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit, is dedicated to efficiently providing our clients with effective legal representation, and treating our clients, our employees, and our community with dignity and respect.

Safe Summit '17 Violence Prevention conferenceFor Parents and students 13 years and older
The 2017 Safe Summit event, hosted by Safe & Sound Hillsborough, will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 9:00 AM at the University Mall.  This inaugural event will bring residents from all over Hillsborough County together with community agencies, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, support services, private sector and faith based leaders, with a focus on healing our communities and developing strategies and solutions to prevent violence from spreading in Hillsborough County.

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What is Safe and Sound Hillsborough?
The Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC or Collaborative) was created in the summer of 2013 as an initiative to transform the way local policy makers address violence. This initiative shifts policy from a public safety to a public health model and aligns community and professional stakeholders to develop a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach. The Public Defender is proud to be the Chair of the Leadership Council, which includes representatives from the Board of County Commissioners, the Mayors of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, the Sheriff’s Office, School District, State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County Schools, and other subject-matter experts. Committees and Subcommittees include numerous and diverse community stakeholders who focus in key areas, including health care, education, community-based organizations, faith groups, and public safety. Through this initiative, a comprehensive strategic plan was developed, along with a branding of the implementation phase as Safe & Sound Hillsborough.

Click here to visit the Safe & Sound webpage and read the Strategic Plan Stay up to date with our efforts: “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@SafeSoundHills).

E-service must comply with Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Address all e-service to

Do not e-mail pleadings to individual attorneys.
Individuals not represented by counsel (proceeding pro se) may continue to serve pleadings in person or via U.S. mail.
Click the links below to learn more about our innovative programs:

Compassionate and Innovative Criminal Defense

Case Specialists and Aftercare

Forensic Behavioral Intervention Unit

Pepin Academies

We pledge:
  • To treat our clients and other parties with respect and courtesy.
  • To promote and protect our clients’ legal rights in our judicial system.
  • To handle our clients; cause competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.
  • To exercise independent professional judgment on our clients’ behalf.
  • To meet with our clients and be available as requested to discuss their cases.
  • To return telephone calls promptly.
  • To respect our clients’ decisions on the objectives to be pursued in their case as permitted by law and the rules of professional conduct.
  • To work with other participants in the legal system to make our legal system more accessible and responsive.
  • To maintain and preserve the client confidences learned during our lawyer-client relationship.
  • To exhibit the highest degree of ethical conduct in accordance with the code of professional responsibility and model rules of professional conduct.
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  The Law Office of Julianne M. Holt Public Defender is committed to efficiently providing our clients with effective legal representation, and treating our clients, our employees, and our community with dignity and respect.