Appellate Defender Announced

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:13am

STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER JEFF WRIGHT SELECTS LONG TIME APPELLATE ATTORNEY, MARTHA LUCEY, TO SERVE AS THE IOWA APPELLATE DEFENDER

Jeff Wright, the State Public Defender, has chosen Martha Lucey as the State’s Appellate Defender effective January 24, 2020.  The Appellate Defender supervises the appellate defender’s office, which advocates for indigent defense clients in Iowa’s appellate courts. Martha is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Drake Law School. She has 23 years experience in appellate practice and has served in the appellate defender’s office since 2007. Martha fills the vacancy left when long-time Appellate Defender, Mark Smith, retired in March of 2019.