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Government Employment > State Public DefenderKira Fonteneau
KIRA FONTENEAU, THE PUBLIC DEFENDER. Kira Fonteneau is the Jefferson County Public Defender, Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to joining the Public Defender's Office, Ms. Fonteneau maintained an active practice focusing in criminal defense, employment law and other civil litigation. She has served on the Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association. Kira also serves as Board member and Advocacy Chair for the American Diabetes Association, and has been a participant in the Birmingham Bar Future Leaders Forum and the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum. She holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Pascal Nkengla
PASCAL NKENGLA. Pascal Nkengla is an Assistant Public Defender for Tuscaloosa County. He received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Pascal received the Jerome A. Hoffman Student Leadership Award and the George Peach Taylor Award. He was Vice President of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and a member of the National Trial Competition team.Chris E. Roberts
CHRIS ROBERTS. Chris Roberts is the Director of the Alabama Office of Indigent Defense Services. He was appointed in April 2015 and is responsible for administration and financial supervision of all indigent defense services for the State of Alabama. Prior to his appointment, he spent two years in private practice and twenty years in the Public Defender's Office. Chris is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the National Association for Public Defense. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn is in private practice with the law firm Charles M. Wynn Law Offices, P.A., in Panama City, Florida. His practice focuses on the area of bankruptcy litigation, specializing in Chapter 7, 13, and 11. He also handles a variety of general civil litigation issues. Michael also serves as a part time attorney with the Bay County Public Defender's Office. In 2015, Michael was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.