Stuart, FL – Announcing the latest development at the confirmation of Whitney Duteau as the President of the Saint Lucie County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the spokesperson for the association noted that its new president would lead Florida lawyers who represent clients in criminal courts across the state.
As a lead counsel at Meltzer & Bell’s Treasure Coast Division, the law firm is proud to have one of its own on the association’s governing board. Whitney Duteau completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, in 2010 and pursued a law degree at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Upon completion of the program in 2013 with Pro Bono honors, she worked as an assistant public defender in the 19th Judicial Circuit (St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, and Indian River counties) for 7 years, defending those charged with misdemeanor and felonies, before joining Meltzer & Bell, P.A. where she’s currently a lead counsel.
While in law school, Whitney took a trial advocacy class and earned one of the coveted “best trial team” awards. She also became a domestic violence victim advocate and helped countless women at the local domestic violence shelter. In addition to her work at the domestic violence shelter, Whitney also interned at the Newman Law Firm where she assisted in the preparation of cases for trial, including preparing depositions, speaking with witnesses, assisting in developing trial strategy, and review of all evidence,” said the law firm’s Steven Bell while describing Whitney Duteau’s passion and contributions.
While at the county court public defender’s office, Duteau handled a wide range of misdemeanor crimes, including DUI, battery, assault, theft, possession, driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and more. Through her career at the public defender’s office, she rose through the ranks with a promotion to the felony division in 2014. She represented clients in all kinds of felony cases, including drug-related crimes, aggravated batteries, and homicides.
Whitney Duteau has handled thousands of cases and has overseen several trials over the years. She also won the Advocate of the Year award in 2018 for her outstanding worth ethic and dedication to protecting the rights and interests of clients who have been charged with criminal offenses.
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